Top Civil Servants Showered Encomium On Surveyor Alaba Abiodun As His Bowing Out Of Service, As Oyo State Surveyor General
Dignitaries, Friends, colleagues, and staff of various Ministries, Departments, and Agencies of the Oyo State Civil Service service, among other personalities on Friday, showered encomium in honor of the Surveyor General of Oyo State, Surveyor Alaba Abiodun, who just retired from the Oyo State Civil Service
The Forum of Permanent Secretaries’ friends, families, and professional colleagues who spoke at the event held at the Western Hall, State Secretariat, Ibadan were all renditions about a good, generous, loving, impactful, passionate, and hardworking boss.
Just as they commended the outgoing Surveyor General of Oyo State, Surveyor Alaba Abiodun for a glorious 34 years of service, many who spoke also gave admonition on how to live a long and fulfilling retirement life.
In his remarks at the event, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja 1, represented by the Agbolu of Ife, His Royal Majesty, Oba Adekunle Adebowale, enjoined Surveyor Alaba Abiodun to remain active, exercise regularly, be constantly engaged rather than being idle.
Also speaking, a former chairman of the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS), Oyo State chapter, Surveyor Akintola enjoined the retired Surveyor General of Oyo State, to more than ever, pay attention to his health, and constantly engage his doctor for check-ups.
However, the Rector, of the Federal School of Surveying, Oyo, Dr. Nihinlola Dosumu praised Surveyor Alaba Abiodun for being concerned about the growth and progress of individuals and institutions.
Meanwhile, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Mrs. Mofoluke Adebiyi, in her remarks, lauded Alaba’s passion for the job, praying for good health in retirement.
Giving an exhortation at the event, Reverend John Oyelade of Fountain of Peace Baptist Church, Oyo, enjoined the retired Surveyor General to use his remaining years for the service of humanity, counseling people and not forgetting the service of God.
Oyelade noted that it was remarkable that Alaba used his wealth and experience to help a lot of people in the church vineyard.
Responding, the outgoing Surveyor General of Oyo State, Surveyor Alaba Abiodun described his 34 years in the State Civil Service as eventful and full of challenges.
He noted that the challenges strengthened him to be better in the practice of his profession and life.
He reverenced God for helping him surmount the challenges that came his way while in service, just as he appreciated the support of several staff who worked with him all the way.
The event saw the forum of permanent secretaries, the Oyo Descendants Forum, staff of various Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDA’s) and the Ministry of Lands, Housing, and Urban Development, as well as Departments at the Office of the Surveyor General of Oyo State, present various gifts to appreciate the retired Surveyor General, Surveyor Alaba Abiodun.