Ebonyi indigenes sacked from Abia civil service yet to report to us –HOSEbonyi, Ignatius Okpara Friday, September 6th, 2013
By Ignatius Okpara, Ebonyi State indigenes who were disengaged from the service of Abia State Government two years ago are yet to formerly report to the office of the Head of Service Ebonyi State for possible re-absorption.
Mrs. Ugo Nnachi, Ebonyi State Head of Service (HOS), disclosed this during a press conference to mark the state civil service week in Abakaliki.
Mrs. Nnachi stated that when reported, the state government would be in a position to know how many they are and treat each disengaged staff on individual merit and possibly find succor for them.
The Ebonyi Head of Service further announced that no fewer than 2, 100 workers of Ebonyi state have been trained on Information and Communication Technology (ICT), adding that the current government policies made ICT training imperative in the state.
She noted that the introduction of ICT had revolutionized the service in terms of facilitating service delivery and had also enhanced workers self-esteem even as government had commenced the computer ownership scheme for public servants.
According to her, the state government had commenced computerization of the payroll system in the state since 2012as well as participatory budgetary process in the state while development of a staff list for the civil/public service had been on in the state.
She said, “all reform efforts as highlighted are aimed at institutionalizing accountability and a result oriented civil service. I believe that the people of Ebonyi state are able to feel the impact of government because the civil service is still alive to its responsibility. The beauty of civil service reform in the state is that government is at the driver’s seat, so there is political will to drive the reform”.
The HOS, reiterated that her office had continued to work assiduously to make sure that the state civil service takes the front seat in terms of commitment and performance of duties, saying that the survival and progress of any democracy depends largely on the efficiency and effectiveness of its
“It has been acknowledged that the ability of any government to deliver efficient service is therefore very important as it has the ability to provide continuity to any administration as well as to adjust to change in line with the prevailing policies” he stated.
She further stated the civil service reform had been on course through the setting up of a civil service review committee, saying that action was part of the strategy for repositions government for the effective development of the state, noting that it had helped to sanitize the civil\public service and reposition it for the challenges ahead.
The Head of Service said the week long civil service week would involve free medical services\screening of workers for various ailments and urged the civil servants to avail
themselves of the rare opportunity to be part of the annual event.
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