Stop Age Falsification

Origho Warns Civil Servants
BY SUNDAYAY EGEDE.
Delta State Head of Service (HOS), Mr. Patrick Origho has warned civil servants in the state not to falsify their age, even as he urged them to be disciplined by being loyal to constituted authorities in the discharge of their official responsibilities.
Origho handed down the warning when he visited state government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in the old state secretariat, Asaba in continuation of his familiarization visit to MDAs in the state.
The HOS who was speaking at the office of the Permant Secretary in the Post Primary Education Board (PPEB) frowned at a situation where some civil servants alter their age in order to extend their years of service, adding that such act should not be encouraged.
According to him, a situation where some civil servants continue to alter their age especially when their retirement was approaching was not health for the state civil service, adding that civil servants should add value to the state civill service by doing things that would take the service to greater height.
He harped on the need for punctuality to work, commitment to duties and team spirit among civil servants in the state in rendering selfless services to humanity, even as he urged them to follow the standard procedure of doing things in the civil service rules.
At the state Ministry of Housing, the HOS implored the ministry to do all it could to ensure early completion of the head of service office complex currently under construction, just as he stressed the need for the ministry to work out a comprehensive template that would enhance the aesthetics of the state.
Origho who applauded staff in the MDA’s he visited for the healthy relationship between them and their respective Peermanent Secretaries, enjoined them to sustain it (the healthy relationship) for the growth and development of the state civil service.
During an interactive session with civil servants in the old state secretariat, the HOS who reiterated the need for knowledge based civil service in the state, however, emphasized the need for personal development initiative among them (civil servants) in order to key into the contemporary global trend of doing civil service work.
The familiarization exercise took him (the HOS) to the ministries of Energy; Works; Housing; Post Primary Education Board; Directorate of Establishment and Pension; office of the Auditor General, local government; Rural Developmenet Agency and the state fire service where he was briefed on the activities, challenges and prospects of the MDAs by the Permanent Secretaries in charge of the MDAs.