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The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity, Dr. Clement Illoh has tasked newly recruited officers in the Ministry to be conversant with the Extant Rules and Regulations guiding the operations of the Civil Service and also operate within the framework of the Service.


Dr. Clement Illoh who was represented by the Director, Human Resources Management, Mrs. Abiola Bawa stated this in Abuja today, while declaring open a 2-Day induction course for newly recruited officers in the Ministry.


According to him “Civil Servants are referred to as foot soldiers, the engine of Government that provides support in shaping policies and programmes of the Nation. As foot soldiers therefore, we must be conversant with rules and regulations guiding the operations of the Civil Service and also operate within such rules and regulations”.


Speaking further, Dr. Illoh stated that the induction course was necessitated by the need to change the work ethics, values and productivity standard of the newly recruited officers toward building a strong institution as no nation can make sustainable progress without the right values and culture.


He enjoined the officers to imbibe the core values of the Civil Service as culture, so that they can bring about the desired change, professionalism and progress to the Ministry in particular and the nation in general.


Speaking on behalf of participants at the workshop, Mrs. Jane Nwafor appreciated the Permanent Secretary for organizing the induction course which she believes will expose the officers to the needed information that will boost their work ethics and standards.  She assured the Management that the participants will make good use of the opportunities this workshop offers to develop their skills for enhanced productivity.




Samuel Olowookere

Deputy Director (Press)



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