By Ene Asuquo
The Honourable Commissioner for Establishment, Training and Pensions, Mrs Lawrencia Ita has cautioned staff of the ministry against extorting money from retired officials in the name of “processing fees”, adding that erring staff will be disciplined according to lay down rules and service regulations.
She enjoined staff of her Ministry to reawake the long standing civil service culture by reporting early to work, preserving and protecting official records against mutilation and discipline.
She stated this while addressing a maiden meeting with Staff of her ministry in Calabar recently,
While promising to ensure that her mandate for the ministry was achieved inorder to justify the confidence the Governor reposed on her by the q appointment as Commissioner, Mrs. Ita sued for team work and cooperation to make her task an easy one.
She was confidence that Prince Bassey Otu’s led administration meant well for the state and the service but reminded them that “to whom much is given, much is also expected” assuring that the ministry will take the aspect of training and retraining of workers seriously inorder to sharpen the skills and knowledge of workers in the state and promote prompt and efficient service delivery.
The State Head of Service Mr. Timothy Ogbang Akwaji in a remark while welcoming the Commissioner to her office, extolled her sterling qualities as an accomplished public service administrator with zero tolerance for indiscipline and urged staff of the ministry to cooperate with her in the day today running of the ministry.
Also speaking while welcoming the Commissioner to her office, the Permanent Secretary, Mrs Elizabeth Etim assured her of Support and cooperation of staff to enable her succeed.