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Obaseki insists reforms ‘ll enhance productivity


Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State

Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki, has insisted that the on-going reforms in the state civil service would enhance productivity.He added that the construction of a wing of the Secretariat’s offices and institution of training programmes would equally strengthen service delivery.

Obaseki stated this when he received the 2016 Annual Report from the Civil Service Commission led by its Chairperson, Princess Ekiuwa Inneh.He said the state recognises the tremendous contribution of human resources in development, noting that the reforms being undertaken will increase productivity and set the state on the path of progress.


“As a government, human resource is our greatest asset. That is the key focus of our government. It is the human resources and their capacity that create everything else needed to drive development. We will not retrench any worker, but rather create an enabling environment for them to thrive and be more productive,” he said.

He said the construction work at the State Secretariat was part of efforts to make the work environment conducive, saying, “If you want to get the best out of your workforce, one must create the enabling environment for them to thrive and effectively deliver on their responsibilities.”

Earlier, Inneh said the 2016 Annual Report is an overview of the state of the Civil Service in the state.“The report shows the staff strength, existing vacancies, spread of the cadre, gender as well as local government distribution of workers,” she said, adding that a total of five Annual Reports have been submitted this year covering 2012 to 2016.

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