By Abdallah el-Kurebe
For the umpteenth time, Governor Aliyu Wamakko has registered his dismay over some public servants’ continued poor attitude to work, including unethical practices that are capable of sabotaging government’s efforts.
He stated this at the Government House in Sokoto on Monday while swearing in the Statistician General and three newly appointed Permanent Secretaries in the state civil service.
Wamakko stressed that it was only when official conduct of public servants were in consonance with Financial Regulations, Public Procurement Act and Budgetary provisions that government would be able to meet the development aspirations of the people.
The Governor observed that in spite of his administration’s commitment to re-invigorate the public service for enhanced efficiency and productivity, not much was done in reciprocation.
“I need to state that investment in Workers’ welfare is informed by our firm belief that a motivated workforce is a guarantee for high productivity and economic development,” Wamakko stated.
He explained that hard work, commitment to duty, sacrifice and loyalty were the qualities that informed the choice of the new appointees.
“There is no doubt that your promotions to the high echelon of service will be fruitful in galvanizing efforts towards sustainable socio-economic development in the state,” he stated.
The Governor said that “the post of state Statistician General came as a new development in his administration’s zeal to bring the civil service to tally with the best practices whereby statistical system is strengthened in the service for informed decision making, policy formulation, implementation and evaluation at all levels of governance.”