Rivers State Governor, Sir Siminalayi Fubara, has charged Civil Servants in the State, to be steadfast, loyal and committed to the success of his Administration.
The Governor gave this charge While speaking at the 2023 Rivers State Civil Service Week/Award Ceremony, held at the Alfred Diete Spiff Civil Centre in Port Harcourt, on Tuesday 25th July 2023.
The Governor who was Represented by his Deputy, Prof. Ngozi Nma Odu, said his Administration would continue to recognize the conscientious contributions and sacrifices of civil servants in the state, which according to him, is the machinery through which government implements its policies and programmes.
“We thank all of you for the unprecedented support that you gave myself and my Deputy, before, during and after the elections, we will always give attention to matters concerning Civil Servants, because my Deputy and I are part of you and we know where the shoe pinches “. The Governor stressed.
Governor Fubara, who described the theme, Digitalization of Work Process in the Public Service: Gateway to Efficient Resources Utilization and National Development, as apt, said there was no doubt that the State Civil Service is fully ready to adopt and internalize the enriching benefits of a digitalized workforce, which according to him, is line with the ever evolving technological advancement in the society today.
The State Chief Executive, who thanked the immediate past Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, for laying a solid foundation for the digitalization of the Civil Service in Rivers State, reiterated that his Administration has resolved to ensure that it continues and consolidate on the gains of his predecessor, especially as it concerns the Civil Service.
In his remarks, the Chairman of the occasion, and Chairman Rivers State Civil Service Commission, Dr. Clifford Ndu Walter, said the digitalization of the Civil Service would help improve the efficiency, proficiency and services delivery in the service, adding that the difference between the advanced nations of the world and other developing countries is the application of digital hypothesis to their various activities.
Also speaking, the Head of Service, Rivers State. Dr. George Nwaeke, said the Civil Service week, offers them a platform, to come together as one, to deliberate on fundamental issues bothering on the progress in Public Service, with the view of seeking a viable way of improving on them.