The Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has charged the new Head of Service (HoS), Mr Isaac Ehiozuwa, to urgently put to use, his wealth of experience, in fast-tracking the ongoing reforms of the state’s civil service in line with the vision of his administration.
Obaseki gave the charge on Monday, at the Government House in Benin City, the state capital, during the swearing in ceremony of the new HoS.
“We have resolved to give world-class trainings to our civil servants and you will help reshape the civil service to ensure that everybody that works for the state government must be Information and Communication Technology (ICT)-compliant.
“We know you are hardworking and have the capacity to bring the desired reform in the sector,” the governor said.
The governor explained that his administration’s vision is to reform all aspects of the state’s civil and public service for optimal performance.
He maintained that work has started on the reform of the physical environment with the ongoing revamp of the buildings in the Secretariat Complex, and charged the new HoS to commence work with the reform of the people in the service.
“One of the key responsibilities of the new HoS would be to reform the people in the service” he added, and urged Mr. Ehiozuwa to build on the legacies of his predecessors.
In his remark, the new HoS expressed gratitude to the governor for the confidence reposed in him and described his appointment as a call to service.
He assured that he would live up to the estimation of the state government and people of the state, adding “I will do my duties with diligence and will put in my best in the interest of the state.
Ehiozuwa said his vision for the service will be driven by “excellence and proficiency in service delivery by all civil servants” and promised to leverage on the experiences of his predecessors.
The new Head of Service takes over from Mrs Gladys Idahor who retired from service earlier in November.