In line with its mandate of ensuring punctuality, adherence to service ethics and effective delivery, the Public Service Monitoring Committee, led by Mr Nse Edem as chairman, has taken its routine monitoring to Dakkada Secretariat, along UdoUdoma Avenue.
Ministries visited were the Ministry of Power and Petroleum Development, Ministry of Labour and Manpower Planning, Ministry of Works and Fire Service, and the Local Government Service Commission, where their time books were checked and crossed to check lateness, enforce punctuality and observance of service ethics.
Edem, while frowning on the level of lateness and absenteeism by staff, addressed them on the importance of punctuality, proper dressing, proper coordination and crossing of time books, display of service identity cards and keeping of other service ethics stipulated in the public service rules and extant circulars.
Other members of the Committee, who addressed the workers were the permanent secretary, Ministry of Education, Lady Rose Nsa Bassey and the permanent secretary, Civil Service Commission, Mr. Effiong Nicholas.
At the Ministry of Works and Fire Service, the team was taken round the various Directorates by the permanent secretary, Engr. John Okon Itiat, who commended Gov Udom Gabriel Emmanuel and the head of Civil Service, Elder Effiong Essien, for constituting and empowering the Committee for routine monitoring of offices and personnel.
Itiat said the activities of the monitoring team has enhanced proper coordination and control in the Akwa Ibom Public Service and assured the committee of his support.
At the Ministry of Power and Petroleum Resources, the Committee was received by the permanent secretary, Dr Valarie Obot, who expressed happiness that the monitoring team could made its maiden visit to DAKKADA Secretariat.
Obot described the visit as very important, stressing that the visit will cause the workers to be punctual and dedicated to their duties.
She commended the state governor for his favourable disposition to workers demonstrated in prompt payment of workers entitlements and called on workers to reciprocate the governor’s gesture by being committed to assigned duties.
At the Local Government Service Commission, the monitoring team was received and conducted through the offices by the permanent secretary, Mrs. Regina Isaac Okonko, who is also a member of the Monitoring Committee and the director of Administration, Dr. Roselyn Essien.
Other committee members who accompanied the chairman during the monitoring exercise were Comrade Glory Ekwere, Mr Jackson Akpan, Mr Edem Okon and the Committee Secretary, Mr John Offiong.