The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Tourism, Culture & National Orientation, Mrs. Nkechi Ejele, has commended federal civil servants working in Enugu State for their steadfastness and commitment to duty in spite of the harsh working environment.
Mrs. Ejele made the commendation in Enugu, Monday, 20th January, 2014, when she was carrying out an on-the-spot assessment of the performance of civil servants in the state and to look into their welfare, challenges and complaints.
Addressing the federal civil servants at the Conference Hall of the Federal Secretariat, Enugu, venue of the meeting, the PS, who said her visit was on the directive of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HOCSF), Alhaji Bukar Goni Aji, made some clarifications on the Transformation Agenda of the Federal Government, ranging from Agriculture, Transportation, Power, Aviation, Education, Health, as well as the on-going restructuring in the Federal Civil Service and the establishment of Pension Transitional Arrangement Department (PTAD).
The PS advised ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) that were yet to register with Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System (IPPIS) to do so as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) had computed the personal data and salary of all federal workers.
She promised that issues of delay in staff promotion and disparity in workers’ allowances in the state offices will be looked into, also promising better working condition in the state through the provision of staff buses to reduce their transportation problems.
Earlier in his welcome address, the chairman of the Association of Heads of Federal Government Establishments, Enugu State chapter, Mr. Uchenna Umunna Ngozi, thanked the August visitor and enumerated the achievements of the Association.
In his vote of thanks, the immediate past chairman of the Association, Prince P. O. Anigbo, thanked the PS and pleaded for improved welfare package by the Federal Government for officers in the state and zonal offices.
Mrs. Ejele had earlier paid a courtesy call on the Executive Governor of Enugu State, Barr. Sullivan Chime, who solicited for the presence of more federal establishments in the state.
In attendance were zonal and state Heads of federal establishments and their members of staff, among who were Mr. Nwajagu Nnaemeka, Head, NICO Enugu State office.
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