A review of the Akwa Ibom State Civil Service Rules is underway.
The state Governor Mr. Udom Emmanuel announced this at government house Uyo, while swearing-in seven new permanent secretaries and the state Auditor General, Thursday.
The Governor said the decision was borne out of the fact that some of the rules and conditions of service were obsolete and needed to be reviewed to align with modern realities.
The governor revealed that his administration has already set up a committee to undertake the task of reviewing some outdated provisions of the Public Service Rules and challenged the new heads of administration to make efforts to bring about innovations that will better the service.
To the new permanent secretaries, Governor Emmanuel charged them to serve better and place the interest of the people first, stressing that service to the people was the crux of the completion agenda of his government.
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He called for more Commitment and dedication, urging the new permanent secretaries to strive to meet with global best practices in their performances and work hard not to disappoint their families and the Government’s expectations of them.
Speaking to newsmen, one of the newly sworn-in Permanent Secretaries, Akparawa James Edet, thanked God for his appointment, and expressed appreciation to Governor Udom Emmanuel for giving him the opportunity to serve, pledging not to disappoint the people in his assigned responsibilities.
Also reacting, the new State Auditor General, Mr. Isaiah Ntekim, thanked God for the elevation, and promised to do his best not to let down the Governor and the people of the State even as he assured of his resolve to deliver on his duties.