The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has said the government is strengthening and reforming the state’s civil service, which is the engine room of government, to spur productivity and ensure efficient service delivery.
The governor, who spoke to journalists in Benin City, noted that ongoing reforms in the civil service is aimed at energising government ministries, departments and agencies with the right tools and skills to deliver efficient service to Edo people.
He said the ongoing recruitment of 1, 400 professionals into the state’s public and civil service is part of reforms to strengthen service delivery
Obaseki noted, “What we have done in the last 90 days is to retune the engine of government to make it more viable. This has led us to a whole lot of reforms in the civil service.
“We are reforming our civil service; we are in the process of hiring about 1,400 people into the system to make it more effective. We already have a centre where we will continue to train our civil servants to equip them to perform optimally.
He added: “Our focus is on the engine of government, that is, the civil service. We want to ensure it is firm first before we appoint political office holders.”