Origho Charges Civil Servants To Plan Ahead For Retirement BY VINCENT ANIKWUSHE

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ELTA State Head of Service (HOS), Sir Patrick Origho, has charged civil servants in the state to adequately prepare and plan ahead for their retirement in order not to be taken unawares.
Sir Origho gave the charge when five retiring permanent secretaries in the State Civil Service paid him a courtesy visit in his office in Asaba.
He reminded civil servants that retirement from service was certain and as such, they should be prepared and look forward to it with joy, enthusiasm and optimism.
The HOS congratulated the retiring permanent secretaries which included Barrister Hyacinth Osuhor (Ministry of Water Resources Development), Mrs. Alice Akpoghene (Ministry of Women Affairs, Community and Social Development), Mr. Felix Ambakederemor (Post Primary Education) and Mrs. Victoria Mom (Post Primary Education Board, Agbor Zonal Office) for their meritorious service to the state.
He charged them to be good ambassadors of the State Civil Service, assuring them that “we will continue to liaise with you and tap from your wealth of experience, knowledge and wisdom to move the state Civil Service forward”.
Sir Origho reiterated the state government’s irrevocable commitment to the training and retraining of civil servants for optimal performance, stressing that well trained officers were assets to the state civil service.
‘We should have value for any training we orgainse. We are committed to bequeathing a knowledge-based civil service. Capacity-building is a very critical and vital component of the state civil service”, he affirmed.
The HOS, who later organised a party in honour of the retiring permanent secretaries in his official residence in Asaba, wished them well in their future endeavours, just as he advised them to be prudent in the management of their resources.
In their separate remarks, the retiring permanent secretaies, who went down memory lane on their experiences while in service, gave God the glory for attaining the position of Permanent Secretary and the opportunity to serve.
While appreciating the immediate past governor of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, for their elevationthey equally expressed their profound gratitude to former Heads of Service, Sir Okey Ofili, Sir Paul Eruarherhe, and the present, Sir Patrick Origho, for a cordial working relationship, as well as their fatherly role and advice in the discharge of their official duties.
They assured the Head of Service of their readiness and willingness to offer their services when the need arises.