I’ll Continue To Pay Workers’ Salaries Without Excuse, Says Obiano

… inaugurates new civil service commission, approves 2017 promotion

Raymond Ozoji, Awka

Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, has approved the 2017 promotion exercise  for the state civil servants.

The governor made the announcement while inaugurating five members of the state civil service commission at the Governor’s lodge, Amawbia at the weekend.

The commission had the chairperson as Mrs Collette Nwajiana.

Other members were the transition chairman Anambra West Local government Council, Mr Onuorah Simon, Sir Kwazu Philip and Chichi Ogbuli.

The Commission is a statutory body with constitutional backings under Section 197(1) (a) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as amended.

It empowered the commission to recruit, promote and discipline civil servants in the state.

The members who were duly confirmed by the State House of Assembly, were administered with the Oath of Office and allegiance by the Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General of the State, Mrs Uju Nworgu who was represented by the Chief State Counsel,  Mr Dubem Uzoka.

Inaugurating them, the Gov emphasized that he  expected “a rejuvenated and productive civil service,  where commitment to duty and integrity would be the watchword for its members.”

The Gov observed that the members were carefully selected based on their experience and immense contributions to the state.

While charging them to work towards achieving their mandate, Gov Obiano noted that “Your appointment was coming at a time I have authorised  the 2017 promotion of civil servants in the state.

“We will continue paying salary and other allowances. Very soon I will unveil more welfare packages for the civil servants.” Obiano stated.

The State Head of Service, Mr Harry Uduh said, “The establishment of the new Commission was an indication of the testament to the Gov’s high regard for the promotion of welfare of civil servants.”

Responding on behalf of the members of the Commission, the Chairperson, Mrs Collette Nwajiani, expressed appreciation to the Gov for the opportunity given them to serve the state and pledged that they would discharge their duties efficiently.

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