Speaker of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Aniekan Bassey, has prayed staff of the Assembly to work assiduously to deliver on their core mandate for the success and progress of the 7th Assembly.
Bassey charged the Assembly workers on Wednesday, July 23, to ensure that they deliver promptly on what is expected of them at a meeting he held with the staff and management of the House.
He thanked them for the support they gave him when he was Member and Chairman, House Committee on Services and urged them to “remain committed to the ideals of the civil service and the Udom Emmanuel’s administration.”
“I thank all of you, especially the management of the Assembly for making this meeting possible. This is actually the first time we are meeting since I assumed office as Speaker of the 7th Assembly. As Honourable member and Chairman of the House Services Committee, I really enjoyed your support. I did my best to ensure that we provided a good working environment for you including this place, the old Chapel”.
“One assurance I am giving you today, is that, I will ensure every staff gets his or her entitlement and dues. I promise to do more to make your stay here eventful”.
“The 7th Assembly will place premium on your welfare. But you must ensure that you take your respective tasks serious and put in your best to ensure we deliver on our mandate of making Akwa Ibom State effective. You must see government business as your personal business and ensure it does not fail in your time”, he charged.
Responding, the Clerk of the House, Mrs. Mandu Umoren, thanked the Speaker for his show of love and concern towards staff welfare, assuring that there will be strict adherence to duty call and promptness in service delivery.
“As Member and Chairman House Services Committee, you brought innovation to the cleanliness of the Assembly Complex and ensured that the staff had a good working environment. As Speaker, we are sure of getting the best,” she said.
Mrs Umoren, who described the Speaker as a working Leader, prayed God to give the him wisdom; guide and protect him throughout his stay in office.