Head of Civil Service urges MDAs directors on civil service rules

Plateau State Head of Civil Service, Mr. Izam A. Azi (Mni), has charged all Directors of Administration in Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in the state to adhere to public service rules in order to restore discipline and public confidence in the civil service.
He gave the charge while speaking at the opening ceremony of a 2-Day in-House Training for Directors of Administration in the state civil service organized by his office held at the Pastoral Centre, Bishop’s Court Jos, the state capital.
The Head of Service said, “the Rescue Administration under his Excellency, Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong, has found human capacity development as a very important component of the five (5) pillar policy thrust of the administration. As a result of this fact and also the strategic positions administrators occupy in an organization, the Governor approved this training to keep you abreast with contemporary issues and challenges administrators are confronted with daily, in the discharge of their functions.
“Your proper understanding and application of these rules and extant circulars in your various MDAs will ensure that administrative procedures and processes are strictly adhered to, in order to restore discipline and public confidence in the civil service. As you are aware, government expects nothing but the best from you”, he enthused.
Azi, however, stressed that henceforth, promotion in the service would be based on merit where hard work would be rewarded and no longer automatic and called on the administrators to take into account the civil service principles of anonymity, neutrality, objectivity, impartiality, discipline, integrity, honesty and absolute loyalty to constituted authorities.
While commending the Governor for giving civil servants a pride of place by the regular payment of salary and pensions, the HOS disclosed that series of training programs would be designed and approved by the Governor in 2017 for staff in various aspects of civil service for them to update themselves in their areas of disciplines.
Earlier, the state Chairman of Civil Service Commission, Elder Daguk Gwanle Fompun, commended the organizers of the training and promised to, together with the HOS, come up with a vision that would enable them change gears and ensure that, bureaucracy would take the correct hierarchy.
He said, “the policy had already been captured by this overview. You will play a role in the formulation and even as the decision will be made at the political level, but you are the key actors at the beginning and the formative level of the policy. So, I am glad that, we have you, there is Civil Service Commission and the Head of Service that will drive it and your entirety are the implementations”.
SUNDAY STANDARD spoke to some participants who included Directors of Administration from PRTVC, Ban Audu Gai; PPC, Mallam Salisu Gayam; Ministry of Information and Communication, Mr. T. I. Turba; that of the PLSWB, Samuel A. A. Meskhim and Mrs. Keziah Dung, of the Operation Rainbow respectively, who commended the governor and the Head of Service for the initiative

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