Desist from displaying unwholesome attitude that can lead to low productivity in the service – Prof Esu

Deputy Governor, Prof. Ivara Ejemot Esu, OFR.
Head of Service, Mr Timothy Akwaji
Resource person, Barr Emmanuel Enamhe

The Deputy Governor of Cross River State, Prof Ivara Esu has admonished civil servants to desist from displaying unwholesome attitude that could bring about low productively in the service. He gave the advice during a two-day capacity building worship for officers in the directorate cadre in the civil/public service, while declaring the event open at the venue, Kolanut Event Centre, Calabar.
Prof Esu frowned at the unserious manner civil/public servants attend to government work and programmes that they are expected to do. He said that whatever one does will definitely reflect and affect their output, responsibility, and opportunity in the future.
He explained that the backbone of any government is a dedicated, focused, efficient and result oriented civil service machinery. He also said that the ability of the government to perform its constitutional duty and discharge its obligations to the citizens depends largely on the presence of high calibre/quality of human resources which constitute the civil service.
He further emphasized that the civil service is a permanent institution that exists to serve the government of the day irrespective of political, ideological or religious inclination of the government in power.

The Head of Service of the state, Mr Timothy Akwaji intimated the audience that the objective of the workshop is to enhance the capacity of the target participants in order to address the contemporary challenges confronting the service at this critical period of transition. He asserted that there is the need for the top civil servants to begin to appreciate the critical role they are supposed to play in the implementation of government policy agenda.
Mr Akwaji opined that Cross River State has a vibrant and resourceful civil service which is often being described as one of the best in Nigeria. He added that inspite of the challenges associated with civil service in the country, the state civil service has under this administration been a major player in the National Reform Process.
One of the resource persons, Barr Emmanuel Enamhe in a lecture on “effective service delivery” defined service in different ways. He said that service is, “what the public servants offer themselves for, and that is what the people expect from them”.
In another instance he said that service is, ” the aggregation of standard in the provision of satisfactory services to the customers”. He then advised that public service should be discharged without fear or favour.

Top government functionaries

The workshop which started on 28 March, 2022 will end on Wednesday March 29, 2023.


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