Akwa Ibom State workers owe their gratitude, time and dedication to Governor Udom Emmanuel for his friendly and kind disposition towards civil servants in different sectors.

The Head of Civil Service, Elder Effiong Essien stated this in his office in Uyo, while interacting with some senior staff in the state government employ on Tuesday, November 5, 2019.

Elder Effiong Essien noted that with over 6000 staff given letters of promotion for automatic elevation through the rung of the Civil Service and increment in salary at a time worker in other states are wallowing in pains due to backlog of unpaid salaries for months unending, workers in the state owe Governor Udom Emmanuel deep gratitude and dedication.

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He maintained that one of such show of gratitude should be in the prudent use of official time by workers for the implementation of government policies and programmes, reiterating that the smooth running of the day to day activities of government depended so much on efficiency of Civil Servants who form the engine room of government.

The state Service Head reminded workers that any time lost can never be recovered and implored them to uphold the Civil Service tenets of punctuality, dedication and hardwork; and shun truancy, impunity and other acts inimical to the smooth implementation of government programmes and activities in their different Ministries, Departments and Agencies.

He expressed appreciation to Governor Udom Emmanuel for his magnanimous gesture towards the workers as demonstrated in the prompt payment of monthly salaries and entitlements, creating of congenial working environment for workers as well as the provision of affordable housing estates for workers, among others.

Elder Essien urged workers as major stakeholders of government to rise to the faith of greatness by contributing maximally and vigorously towards the success of the second term Eight-point Completion Agenda of Governor Udom Emmanuel.