By Francisca Oluyole
Abuja – Mr Theodore Nwaokwe, the outgoing Director of Environmental Management, Federal Ministry of Environment has called on the Federal Government to enhance civil servants condition of service for adequate service delivery.
Nwaokwe made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the sidelines of his retirement send off organised by the Department of Pollution Control of the ministry on Friday in Abuja.
He said that the Federal Government should not only enhance condition of service but to also create conducive working environment to enable civil servants perform their duties adequately.
“The condition of service of civil servants should be enhanced not only salary but working environment is also important for officers ultimate performance.
“These days you go to some offices no electricity to work with in this era of computer, government should look into this issue for effective service delivery,” he said.
He advised his colleagues and civil servants across the country to perform their day to day office activities diligently.
Mr Charles Ikeah, the Director, Department of Pollution Control and Environmental Health of the ministry in his goodwill message, described the outgoing director as a gentleman that was stickler to civil service rules and regulations.
“Nwaokwe is a man of integrity, not dubious and a corrupt- free civil servant.”
Other well wishers also described the outgoing officer as a thorough and dedicated professional to the core, highly principled and exemplary officer to emulate.
NAN recalls that the outgoing director held various positions such as Head of Hazardous Waste Management, Cleaner Production and Environmental Technology Extension and National Project Coordinator, Africa Stockpiles Programme in Nigeria.
Nwaokwe retired at the age of 60.