Governor Bello Mohammed (Matawallen Maradun) has admonished Government appointees and employees to adhere to work ethics in order to improve on security in the state and salvage the Civil Service from collapse.

He was speaking to all his Commissioners, Special Advisers and Chairmen of Boards and Parastatals when he hosted them to an iftar at his residence to mark the end of the third day of Ramadhan fast.

Governor Matawalle noted that appointees in Government are lagging in meaningful contribution to addressing security challenges in the state while the civil service is full of anomalies that effectively render it as resource guzzler without commensurate returns.

“I wonder how a political appointee will shun his people at the grassroot by being incommmunicado while bandits have informants all around to have an upper hand on us”, Matawalle wondered.

“I employ you to have your telephones accessible to all your people so that we can effectively monitor what is happening at the graasroots as it happens or even before it happens. It is our duty to listen to them at all times, especially on issues that border on security”, Governor Matawalle ordered.

He also observed that the state civil service is bloated with absentee staff who are drawing in excess of government resources that could have been channeled into developmental projects.

Henceforth, the Ministry of Finance is directed not to pay salaries of staff until the respective Commissioners and permanent secretaries have endorsed the exact number of staff who report to work and actually do the work” Matawalle ordered.

Zailani Bappa
Special Adviser
Public Enlightenment, Media and Communications.

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