Governor Abubakar Sani Bello
Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger state Thursday described civil servants as pivotal to the successful implementation of the policies of his administration, saying that when the civil service is properly positioned, every aspect of governance runs smoothly.
The governor in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Mary Noel-Berje, said this while felicitating with civil servants, the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), and the Organized Labour in the state as they join their counterparts all over the world to mark this year’s workers’ day.
According to the statement, Governor Sani Bello, said the civil service remained sacrosanct to his administration.
The governor, who also acknowledged that every government needs a vibrant workforce, maintained that priority attention must be accorded to the critical role the civil service plays in good governance, adding that it has the onerous duty to execute government’s policies and programmes.
“The impact of government’s policies and programmes on the citizens is determined by whether they have been implemented excellently or shoddily. This in turn depends on the efficiency and effectiveness of the civil service,” the governor said.
He stressed the need for government to identify the weaknesses of the service; streamline past efforts to revamp it, and apply vigorous measures to make it a truly enduring and supportive institution.
The governor assured of his administration’s desire to continue to give priority to the welfare and development of civil servants for optimal performance, promising that conducive atmosphere will continue to be provided for the private sector to thrive as it has been adding value to the state.
The state chief executive commended the Nigeria Labour Congress, (NLC) and the Organised Labour for marking the day even at the most difficult time occasioned by the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
He also commended them for their understanding with the government at this trying period, urging them to abide by the safety measures and orders put in place by health professionals and the government so as to avoid contracting and spreading the virus.
Governor Sani Bello expressed optimism that the world will soon overcome the pandemic, and that life will return to normalcy so that the trade union and government would continue to synergize and contribute towards the development of the state and the country at large.