Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State, has sworn-in five new permanent secretaries into the state civil service.
Lalong also swore in chairmen and members of Civil Service Commission, Local Government Service Commission, Plateau State Disability Commission and the State Universal Basic Education.
The governor during the ceremony in Jos, also swore-in a member’s of the Judicial Service Commission that was earlier on constituted.
He warned the appointees against any form of corruption ,saying that with the oath they took, the burden of public trust and accountability had been placed on them.
“Every person of character who takes a public oath of office, he will be compelled to be conscientious, and consciously commit himself or herself to deliver on the assignment.
“The quality of service of the occupant of a public office as matter of fact, is a reflection of the character and content of the holder.
“The person whose character is corrupted will no doubt deliver his services in a corrupt manner,” he stated.
The governor charged the appointees to ensure that the services they would render would reflect their personal integrity, that of the government and the party.
He warned the appointees not to see their appointment as an opportunity for primitive accumulation of wealth, or period of corrupt enrichment but a period for service.
The governor said that the state had lost time for qualitative service that would have taken it out of the woods.
“We have lost resources on account of the crass corruption of in public service; now it is time for honest and truthful service that will serve the cause of humanity,” he said.
Chief Daguk Fompun, Chairman, Civil Service Commission who spoke on behalf of other appointees thanked the governor for giving them the opportunity to serve.
Fompun said “we thank you for considering us worthy for these positions, we are not better than those were no appointed but it is privilege to serve.
“We are humbled and we want assure you that we will assiduously carryout our duties to justify the confidence reposed in us,” he added.
The newly sworn permanent secretaries were Dr Ezekiel Pam, Mrs Martina Azi, Dr Gabriel Mafulul, Mr Patrick Gamde and Mrs Hassana Ayika.
Those sworn in as members of the Civil Service Commission were; Chief Daguk Fompun, Chairman, Mr Elisha Amanchi, Toma Dalok, Alhaji Abdullahi Usani and Mr William Audu.
The Local Government Service Commission has Chief Robert Taple as Chairman while Mr Pam Danzos and Sebastian Alkali were commissioners I& II respectively.
The Plateau State Disability Commission has James Daly as Chairman, with Mr Diengmuk Mwa, Mrs Kyennan Mizim, Mrs Patricia Pam and Hajiya Hauwa Bazza as members.
The State Universal Basic Education has Mrs Sarah Ramadan as Member I, Alhaji Yahuza Yusuf, Member II and Mr Linus Waklek, Secretary.
The member of the Judicial Service Commission inaugurated was Mrs Irene Pientel.
Meanwhile, the Plateau State Governor Rt Hon Simon Bako Lalong has presented three executive bills to the Plateau State House of Assembly for it consideration.
The communication on the billing was read on the floor of the House by the Speaker Rt Hon. Peter Azang Azi to the members of the House.
According to Rt. Hon. Azi the bills were Plateau State Penal Code Bill, the contributory Pension Scheme Bill, and information and communication technology bill.
The bills would be read on the floor of the House in a later date.
In another development the House has observed a minutes silence to honour two former members who died recently.
According to the speaker who read the communication on the floor of the House gave the names of the late legislator were, Hon. Danshak Mamot who was a legislators from 1992 to 1993 and Hon. David Longlam who served from 1999 to 2006 and served as the Chief Whip of the House.
-The Nigerian Standard