8th May, 2017
Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue on Monday charged the state’s new Head of Service, Mr George Ede, to transform the state’s civil service for better service delivery.
Ortom, who gave the charge in Makurdi, while swearing-in Ede as the new HoS, said that the civil service was currently plagued by truancy, non-performance and a lack of commitment by workers.
The governor noted that the challenges plaguing the service was responsible for the inability of his administration to pay salaries as and when due.
Ortom said, however, that a committee had been constituted to ensure that salaries were paid on time, assuring that the backlog of salaries owed workers would be cleared soon.
He said that his administration was giving appointments based on track record, noting that Ede did not lobby to be appointed HoS.
Ede thanked the governor for finding him worthy of the appointment, pledging that he would justify the confidence reposed in him.
He said that he would ensure that the civil service adhered to its core values of service delivery to the people of the state.