31 January 2013

Nigeria: Civil Service Not Delivering On Promises to Nation, Says Maku

Ebonyi — The greatest hindrance to Nigeria's development is the failure of its civil service to deliver on its promises to the nation, Information Minister Labaran Maku has said. He spoke yesterday when the National Good Governance Tour team visited the ongoing construction of the new Ebonyi State Secretariat in Ocho Udo city, Abakaliki.

Maku, who expressed worry that the secretariat might not be properly maintained when completed, challenged public servants to show greater commitment in carrying out their duties.

He regretted that an Italian company, Marlun Nigeria Ltd, was handling the project and not indigenous contractors.

Ebonyi State Governor, Martins Elechi, told the team that the secretariat which has eleven buildings that will house two ministries each, was initially awarded for a little over N11 billion but is expected to be close to N17 billion when completed.

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