THE Delta State Head of Service, Mr. Reginald Bayoko, has charged administrative officers in the state civil service to be diligent and be more dedicated to their duties so as to move the civil service forward.
Mr. Bayoko gave this charge when the Administrative Officers Forum in the State Civil Service paid him a courtesy visit in Asaba.
He commended the group for the visit, saying that administrative officers play crucial and important roles in the day-to-day running of the civil service. He said,
“The role of administrative officers in the state civil service cannot be overemphasized. You play unique and special roles in the civil service. I want to urge you to keep the flag flying”.
He harped on the need to maintain the core values of the civil service such as integrity, honesty, dedication to duty, sincerity, among others, pointing out that “as civil servants, our relationship with our political masters should be cordial and mutual”.
According to him, “our political masters provide the leadership while we provide the expertise, adding that our conduct at all times should be such that our political masters should have confidence and trust in us”.
He reiterated his commitment to operating an open door policy and enjoined them to feel free to offer their advice, suggestions and ideas, saying that “together we will lift the Delta State Civil Service high to the glory of God and for the benefit of mankind”.
Earlier, the Chairman of the Administrative Officers Forum, Sir Eddy Ogidi-Gbegbaje, had on behalf of the forum, congratulated Mr. Bayoko on his appointment as Head of Service, describing his elevation as well deserved.
Sir Ogidi-Gbegbaje who is also the Permanent Secretary, Government House and Protocol, said the visit was to identify with Mr. Bayoko, as well as pledge their loyalty, assuring him of their support and cooperation in moving the state civil service to greater heights.