By Brenda Agba
The Benue State Civil Service Commission is to work harmoniously with the Head of Service to improve the service standard and reposition the State Civil Service for effective delivery.
This is in line with the state government’s stand to sanitise the system towards achieving the desired objectives of having a formidable service.
The state Head of Service, Dr Moses Agbogbo Ode, who stated this Monday in his office when he hosted the management team of Benue State Civil Service Commission who paid him a courtesy visit, pointed out that the civil service stands as the engine room to support the government to deliver on its campaign promises to Benue people.
He stressed the need for his office to work in synergy with the commission to correct the abnormalities for optimum performance to achieve results in service delivery.
The Head of Service disclosed that the civil service will be digitalized to move from the analogue state in order to have smooth operations adding that civil servants will also be undergoing trainings to boost staff morale and enhance their productivity.
Dr Agbogbo Ode assured them that he was abreast with the challenges confronting the commission having undertaken a tour of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of government upon assumption of duty as Head of Service to see things for himself, promising to channel those challenges appropriately.
Earlier, the Chairman, Civil Service Commission, Mr William Itodo who congratulated Dr Agbogbo Ode on his appointment, sued for a cordial working relationship with the Office of the Head of Service, stating that both offices share same goals and objectives.
Mr Itodo lamented the dilapidated state of the commission’s office complex due to neglect by successive administrations as according to him, it has not been renovated since its inception and appealed that the governor places premium on the commission when carrying out renovation of government establishments.
Itodo highlighted some challenges being faced by the commission to include lack of operational vehicles even as he stressed the need to have furniture allowances coupled with a good working environment among others.
According to a statement signed by the Information Officer, Office of the Head of Service, Dooshima Abuul, and made available to The Voice, the Commissioner of the Commission, Chief Mrs Keziah Agundu appealed that trainings, workshops and seminars be organized for civil servants to improve their knowledge.
Agundu also called for funds to be allocated to the commission to aid in carrying out it’s responsibilities especially the processing of promotions.
She also called for the provision of steady power supply for better efficiency. “These facilities need to be in place for the omission to function effectively and deliver on its mandate”, she maintained.