BENIN CITY – The Edo State Head of Service, Mr Igaekemen Jerry Obazele has appealed to newly appointed Permanent Secretaries to be zealous and diligent in the discharge of their duties.
Mr Obazele made the appeal in Benin City when the newly appointed Permanent Secretaries paid him a thank you visit, reminding them that the Civil Service remains the Pivot on which government policies and programmes are carried.
He stated that government all over the world rely on the bureaucrat in initiating,  planning and execution of its programmes and therefore urged the Permanent Secretaries not to betray the confidence the State Government reposed in them.
Mr Obazele challenged the Permanent Secretaries to come up with new innovations that would assist the government in the day to day running of its programmes, urging them not to be afraid to break new grounds
According to him, as a people that have reached the top echelon of the Civil Service, they have become a beacon bf light, and repository of knowledge.
He admonished them to watch their actions in both their public and private lives, reminding them that other officers look up to them for direction.
Obazele further admonished them to learn from their older colleagues and those below them, pointing out that no man is an island as the search for knowledge is endless.
He eulogized the Comrade Governor, Aliyu Oshiomhole for his interest in the training and retraining of its workforce both internationally and locally as he assured them that soon, the state government would give them the opportunity to go for training.
Spokesman for the permanent Secretaries, Dr. Ofure Eboreime thanked Governor Oshiomhole for their appointments.
He praised the Head of Service for the role he played in their appointments while  pledging  their unalloyed loyalty to government, he promised that they would do all within their powers to ensure the success of the administration.