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Commissions pledge commitment to service delivery in C’River.


Calabar – The Chairmen and members of Boards and Commissions in Cross River have pledged their commitment to efficient service delivery in the state’s public service.
The chairmen made this known at the end their screening and confirmation by the House of Assembly in Calabar.
Mrs Rosemary Obanya, Chairman Civil Service Commission, affirmed that her team of commissioners were conversant with the challenges associated with the civil service.
She said that the commission would work as a team to proffer solutions that would add value to the government.
“As the engine room of government, the civil service commission will ensure that the right calibre of personnel is recruited into the service.
“While issues of stagnation would be sorted out through collaboration with MDAs,’’ she said.
Obanya urged civil servants in the state to continue to give their best in order to reciprocate the prompt payment of salaries to workers by the state government.
Also, Dr Peter Adigeb, Chairman, Local Government Service Commission, said the commission would address the poor attitude to work by the staff through proper disciplinary measures.
Adigeb said that prompt attention would be given to staff welfare in the area of promotion and personal relationship with staff and functionaries of the local government.
Similarly, Chairman, Forestry Commission, Mr Bette Obi, said that members of the commission have agreed to be more committed in their duties by working with the forestry communities.
Bette assured that the commission would not disappoint, stressing that they would commence community sensitisation of government policies and programmes as it affects deforestation, ecosystem and the existing laws.
“My appeal to friends of Cross River State is to obey the laws on deforestation,’’ he said.
Mr Orok Duke, Sports Commission Chairman, maintained that about 35 sporting activities needed attention in the state.
Orok said he was concerned about the poor state of sports infrastructure in the state and appealed to Gov. Ben Ayade to give the commission a free hand to expand sports.
He decried the use of consultants in the past in driving sports development, adding that this aided retrogression in sports development in Cross River.
He added that Ikom and Ogoja stadia were not working as expected, and called on the private sector to encourage sports development in the state.
The chairman expressed regrets about lack of private sector participation in sports in the state, and urged companies to actively participate in sports development by sponsoring different sporting events.(NAN)

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