Head of Delta State Civil Service, Mr. Reginald Bayoko (left) and Permanent Secretary Government House and Protocol, Sir. Eddy Ogidi-Gbegbaje, during the Administrative Officers Forum (AOF) general meeting, in Government House, Asaba.
ASABA/Nigeria: As the Administrative Officers Forum holds its 4th Biennial General Meeting on Thursday, October 11, 2018 in Asaba, Delta State Head of Service, Mr. Reginald Bayoko has stressed that discipline and diligence were fundamental factors in achieving improved service delivery in the civil service.
Mr. Bayoko stated that without discipline and diligence, failure to efficiently carry out one’s duties would be evident, saying ” As public officers it is your responsibility to abide by the code of conduct of the civil service and that includes exercising discipline in our various workplace and diligence in service delivery; only then can we achieve success as competent workers and promoters of the agenda of the government”.
“You have to carry out your duties with virtue and that can be achieved by abiding to God’s word, adhering to the rules of the service and by striving to contribute to the development of your designated office” he added.
Describing the theme of the forum, “Discipline and Diligence, Christian Ethos and Their Application in Public Service Delivery” as apt and essential, the Head Of Service, commended the previous executive committee of the Forum for a successful tenure.
The Permanent Secretary Government House and Protocol/Out-going Chairman of the Forum Mr. Eddy Ogidi-Gbegbaje in his valedictory address observed that the theme of the forum was chosen “as we were mindful of the need to add value to knowledge as well as provide direction to the forum”.
Mr. Ogidi-Gbegbaje commended the bortherliness among the members during his tenure and charged them to show the same cooperation and solidarity to the incoming executive committee
Delivering a lecture Bishop Chuka Agwuegbo explained that public officers’ character and attitude towards work should be attuned with hard work, discipline, diligence, trustworthiness, honesty and faithfulness.
He charged public officers to be innovative, creative and God fearing so as to provide efficient and effective service delivery.