Leadership (Abuja)

Nigeria: Forum of Administrative Officers Wants Permanent Office for Delta Civil Service Commission

The Forum of Administrative Officers, Delta chapter has appealed to the Delta Government to provide a permanent office for the state's Civil Service Commission.

The appeal is contained in an address of welcome presented by Mr Eric Osharode, chairman of the forum at the third annual lecture series organised by the forum in Asaba.

Osharode said that the provision of a permanent office for the commission as well as the office of the Head of Service and Delta Independent Electoral Commission would boost the pride and morale of civil servants in the state.

He, however, lauded the state government for the approval of Grade Level 17 across the board for all cadres in the civil service of the state and also for the housing and vehicle loans given to workers.

The chairman said that as administrative officers, the function to discipline erring staff in any of the organisation, as well as promote eligible staff rest with the officers.

He noted that administrative officers were the social engineers saddled with constructing, reconstructing and deconstructing social values in line with extant rules.

In his remark, Gov. Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta called for improved performance within the civil service.

He also said that the conducts of civil servants should be guided by civil service rules, financial regulation and the service code of conduct.

Uduaghan represented by his Deputy, Prof. Amos Utuama, called for contributions towards achieving goals and objectives with respect to government policies.

Meanwhile Sir Okey Ofili, the Delta Head of Service, has advised the administrative officers to return to the old days of the civil service and not allow themselves to be "consumed by conspicuous consumption".

He canvassed for mentoring of the serving officers by the old and seasoned administrators so as to enable those still serving to create a virile civil service. (NAN)

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