Senior Civil Servants in Delta State Civil Service has been charged to be shining examples to their subordinates especially in their attitude to work.
The Permanent Secretary, Directorate of Government House and Protocol, Mr. Tony Obuh who gave the charge today, Thursday, September 2013 during an In-House Training organised for workers in the Directorate in line with the State Government Agenda on Human Capital Development said that senior civil servants in the state should act as role model and guide their subordinates on the achievements of set goals.
The Permanent Secretary opined that senior civil servants in the state need to be diligent and upright in handling government business as they have an enormous responsibility to teach their subordinates the rudiments of the service.
He explained that the training would help sensitize civil servants on how best to improve on their attitude to work and educate them on the code of conduct and ethics of the service for effective service delivery.
His words “This training is an initiative for civil servants in the Directorate to be sensitized on the code of conduct and ethics of the service. This will enhance effective service delivery”.
In an opening remark, the Chairman of the occasion, Mr. Emmanuel Okafor said the topics for discussion in the seminar was apt because it was been organised at a time where there was need to rejuvenate the state civil service for effective performance.
He observed that the civil service had cherished values which needed to be upheld emphasising that “the programme is coming up at a time when there is interest in rejuvenating the service.”
He continued “The civil service have cherished values which have been relegated to the background by officers, that is why this topic on code of conduct and ethics is a welcomed development. The guest lecturers are capable hands, l know we will be enlightened by the end of this seminar.”
Mr. Okafor urged participants to take the seminar very seriously in order to be better equipped to discharge their duties diligently.
Delivering the first lecture titled “Code of Conduct and Ethics of the Civil Service” Mr Vincent Edema stated that code of conduct and ethics was important for civil servants explaining that they constituted the ingredients required for the success of the civil service.
He said that the code of conduct and ethics would promote the public image of the civil service and motivate civil servants to perform effectively in their duties.
According to him “ A well observed code of conduct and ethics will promote the goodwill of the civil service and give it a good public image.”
The second lecture delivered by Mr. Andrew Okoh on “Civil Service as a vital organ for service delivery” examined the role played by the civil service in enhancing effective service delivery.
He charged civil servants to see how best they can implement government policies above their personal interest for utmost performance.
His words “Reforms in the civil service are made to improve on the performance of civil servants. Civil servants should know that they have to support and implement government policies above their personal interest.”
Questions and comments were entertained from participants.