…promises upward review of minimum wage
A frontline contender for the Governorship of Delta State, Dr O’diakpo Obire, has given a strong assurance of his readiness to
inject new life into the Delta State Civil Service, if elected as Governor of the State.
The governorship hopeful who is running on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC), posited that he will put in place the machinery that will address the challenges of the Delta State Civil Service for maximum service delivery.
Dr O’diakpo Obire made this known in a statement signed by the Director of Media and Publicity, Obire Campaign Organization, Hon Mark Darigos, which was made available to the press today. “Our administration is going to reposition the Delta State Civil Service for excellent service delivery. We will adopt the best practices to increase the efficiency and productivity of State’s work force”.
He promised to hearken to the deafening calls for increase in the minimum wage as this will help to create job satisfaction and improve performance, the statement added. Additionally, he said that “a system where workers get their salaries before the end of each month will indubitably improve relations between civil servants and the government”. He assured that owing salaries will be a thing of the past.
Speaking further, Dr Obire maintained that the civil service is the vehicle that ensures that policies and programmes of the government are implemented efficiently and timeously. Therefore, it becomes expedient that for any government to succeed with its policies and programs, it must maintain a healthy civil service.
Dr Obire is dissatisfied with the current conditions of civil service in the state. “It is uncontroverted and indeed incontrovertible that the Delta State Civil Service is in total decay and lacks the capacity to implement government policies because of the backlog of salaries and other poor conditions of service. I don’t expect dissatisfied and hungry civil servants to put in their best.
“If voted into power, we will train and retrain civil servants to boost their productivity and performance, and also ensure that their salaries are paid as when due. Additionally, we will give them incentives that will inspire them”, he concluded.
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