Plateau State Governor Simon Bako Lalong has approved and sworn in ten new Permanent Secretaries in the quest to boosting the bureaucratic machinery of the State, they are to replace those who have retired from the civil service in recent times.
The event was Held at the Victoria Gowon hall of the new Government House Little Rayfield Jos.
The Governor told the new Permanent Secretaries that their appointment came at the twilight of the present administration when its gradually taking it’s stewardship to the pinnacle and in preparatory to handing over to a new administration which he said, means they are to give their best for the transition season.
Lalong urged them to consider the elevation as a huge challenge to show the stuff they are made of, and also demonstrate that indeed they earned the promotion, he added that,The civil service is a well-structured bureaucracy that follows a long tradition of rules regulations and guidelines and not need to be schooled on the terms and conditions of the service.
He however, reminded that they are expected to work within the schedule of the service to avoid getting into trouble or putting the system in jeopardy but rather uphold the virtues of probity, accountability, honesty, fairness and justice in all their conduct.
He also warned the appointees that he will not tolerate indiscipline, disloyalty and flagrant abuse of office, if anyone found to be involved in any act of sabotage will be shown the way out and subjected to all disciplinary procedures.
Lalong used the opportunity to thank all the Permanent Secretaries who either retired or resigned for putting in their best during their careers in the civil service. The Government acknowledged their sacrifices and contributions to the growth of the civil service and will continue to tap from their wealth of experience even in retirement and wished them well in their future endeavours and also congratulated the newly sworn in permanent secretaries.
Sunday Gongden who spoke on behalf of the newly sworn in permanent secretaries, thanked the Governor for the confidence imposed on them and promised to put in their best as they carry out theirl duties.