From Tongnaan Bawa, Jos
Plateau State governor, Caleb Mutfwang, has inaugurated 8 new Permanent Secretaries in the civil service calling on them to be diligent and revolutionise the service through hard work and dedication.
While congratulating the new permanent secretaries, the governor said their appointment was based on commitment, hard work, and diligence.
Governor Mutfwang who was represented by his Deputy Josephine Piyo, explained that the appointments were in the administration’s efforts to improve service delivery in the civil service and fill in existing vacancies created as a result of the retirement of some Permanent Secretaries.
“I congratulate the newly sworn-in permanent secretaries for the well-deserved appointment to the pinnacle of the civil service, having gone through due checks and consultations. Your appointment was based on commitment, hard work, dedication and due diligence.
“But let me warn that my administration will not tolerate disloyalty, indiscipline, flagrant abuse of office and indolence. Adding, diligent service to the government and citizens of Plateau state should be your watch word, failure in this regard will be considered as having you unfit and be shown the way out.
“You must therefore, remain focused to join hands with my administration on the implementation of our programmes, policies and projects to deliver the ‘Time is Now’ mandate as this will justify the overwhelming support we got from the good people and citizens of Plateau state”
Mutfwang while urging them to bring in their wealth of experience and sense of industry to bear in the civil service being a structured bureaucracy which is based on a long tradition of rules, regulations and guidelines, he called on them to remain focused on the programs and policies of the government.
He charged them to remain unbiased and work within the scheme and schedule of service by upholding the sanctity of accountability, honesty, probity, justice and fairness.
The governor further enjoined them to note that the ‘Time is Now’ mantra is to restore the glory of Plateau state, bearing in mind that their appointment is a public trust which they must protect at all levels.
In a vote of thanks, Alexander Nyelong, on behalf of the Permanent Secretaries, thanked the state government for the confidence reposed on them, he assured of unflinching support and will not relent on the directive of the government, but will serve diligently .
The newly sworn in Permanent Secretaries are Ali Tsoho Samuel, Esther N. Pwaspo, Mary C. Fom, Kelvin Bamshak, Tamba Nuhu Garba, Alexander Anlong Nyelong, Lydia Vonkat Nantim and Jummai Adamu.
Prime time reports that the Plateau State speaker of the House of Assembly Moses Sule and some legislators, the SGS Arch. Samuel Jatau, members of the Executive council, judges and members of the Judiciary, Religion leaders,Traditional leaders,security chiefs, party stalwarts, family and friends were all in attendance to witness the inauguration.