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Uduaghan To Political Class, Public Servants

GOVERNOR Emmanuel Uduaghan has directed the political class and public servants in the state to have a working synergy to ensure effective service delivery.
The governor who gave the directive at a meeting with directors in the state civil Service said commissioners should carry civil servants along in the implementation of policies and programmes to ensure continuity in the system.
Dr. Uduaghan regretted that there was disconnection between the political class and the civil servants explaining that such gap was detrimental to the successful implementation of programmes.
He therefore directed commissioners to carry civil servants along from the conception of a project to its implementation so that records of such projects could be properly kept.
His words; “ Politicians come and go and sometimes they execute projects without involving civil servants and when they leave, records of such projects are lost and this is why we have some abandoned projects. This must stop.”
The governor therefore appealed to Civil Servants to work closely with the political class to ensure that projects were well supervised and executed to specifications.
He condemned a situation where commissioners work only with their Special Assistant, explaining that such attitude was un healthy and was capable of creating confusion in the system
Dr. Uduaghan stressed the need for training and re-training in the state civil service to update knowledge and improve service delivery.
He, therefore, enjoined the State Head of Service to step up the training of civil servants to encourage growth and increase production.
Emphasising further he said “We have some challenges and l want to lay emphasis on the training and re-training of civil servants to cope with emerging challenges.”
In his remarks, the State Head of Service, Mr. Okey Ofili urged civil servants in the state to be prudent in the management of resources and reciprocate government kind gestures by working hard to accelerate economic growth.
Mr. Ofili enjoined them to treat investors with human face and assist them to access the investment potentials in the state.
He however warned those who often abandon their duty post to refrain from such acts as they could be dismissed from the service.
His words “Those of you who form the habit of abandoning your duty post will be punished. Infact just consider yourself disengaged from the service once you embark on such act.”
Meanwhile, the state governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan has met with Permanent Secretaries in the State Civil Service to map out strategies that would improve service delivery of public officers, the security in the state and the forth coming south-south economic summit.