By:Iloke Egbe, CRS -MoI Officer reporting from HoS

The   Cross River State Head of Service Dr. Chris Ekeng Ita has directed that henceforth any Civil Servant that reject posting to new office will get his or her salary stop first before other disciplinary actions will follow leading to outright sack from the State Service. 

Dr. Ita stated this when he declared open the first quarter Head of Service meeting with Directors, Deputy Directors and Assistant Directors in the State Civil Service for 2020, held at Lamuni Munchis, New Secretariat Complex, Calabar.

He said it is the Civil Servants that will make the Civil Service work for themselves and the public and charged Civil Servants to put in positive attitude to work through punctuality and diligent service delivery to the public. 

The Head of Service warned those who are in the habit of not leaving their office even after retirement on grounds that there are no capable hands to replaced them or perform their functions in  the office and seek for contract, adding that, only the Governor gives approval for contract service.

He pointed out that no Chief Executive Officer of MDAs has the powers to retain any retiree in the service as according to the Head of Service he has discovered that it is those presumed to protect the Service that are destroying it.

 Dr Ita emphasized that it is better for Civil Servants to retire with good health rather than over stayed in the service that would even affects his or her terminal benefits and life after service.

Also speaking, the Permanent Secretary, Public Service Office, in the Head of Service ,Elder Emmanuel Enene Eke said the choice of the Directorate cadre for the meeting was because of their experiences and positions in the service which made them a cadre of good conscience and temperament,adding that, those who refused to leave the service after retirement have become serious security risk to the service and will be handle accordingly.

Other issues deliberated upon were dressing code in the Service and disregard for extant circulars by some Civil Servants. The meeting featured questions and answers session and was well attended by the Directorate cadre in the Service. #

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