By Kingsley Braide
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri has again emphasised the importance of the Civil Service, describing it as the engine room of government.
The governor stated this while declaring open a Two-Day In-House Training for Permanent Secretaries in the State Civil Service at the Chief Harold Dappa Biriye International Conference Centre, Yenagoa.
He urged the permanent secretaries to use the training to impact on the people by delivering quality service that will enhance the growth of all sectors of the state’s economy.
The Bayelsa helmsman, who assured the senior officers of their welfare, also urged them to key into the prosperity agenda of his administration by embracing agriculture.
He noted that as permanent secretaries they are the accounting officers of their various ministries and implored them to use the capacity building training to ensure that best practices are obtainable in the state’s public service.
The State Chief Executive reiterated his administration’s commitment to bring prosperity to the citizens by ensuring that they do not only depend on government but also become employers of labour.
Earlier, Mrs. Biobelemoye Charles-Onyeama, the Head of Service, said the essence of the training was geared towards building capacity of the permanent secretaries for effective service delivery.
She applauded the governor for the prompt payment of workers salaries and their general welfare, saying his benevolence encourages them to perform as required.
On his part, Chairman of the State Civil Service Commission, Dr. Peter Singabele, charged the participants to ensure that they utilize the knowledge for optimal service delivery.