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Local Government Service Commission To Audit The Staff Strength Of All LGAs’ In The State

The Chairman of the Rivers State Local Government Service Commission, Chief Azubuike Nmerukini JP has said that the Commission would carry out a comprehensive staff Audit of the third tier of Government in the State.

Chief Nmerukini disclosed this at Ngo, Headquarters of Andoni Local Government Area, while addressing staff of the Council in continuation of the Commission’s working tour to Local Governments in the State.

He explained that the audit exercise would enable the commission to know the actual number of the workforce in the service of the third tier in the state.

The Chairman said that the exercise would be a thorough one and would be conducted with transparency and dispatch.

Chief Nmerukini who observed that the Andoni Council Staff have no known problem, charged the staff to take their job seriously as the Commission would not tolerate any act of indiscipline on their part.

In his speech, the Commissioner in charge of the Council in the Commission, Engineer Kingston Jaja, lauded the Council Chairman for embarking on projects that touch the lives of the people and enjoined the staff to support the political head of the council to record more success.

Also, speaking the Chairman of the Council, Sir Orom Nte-Ereforokuma, commended the commission for meeting staff at their duty post with a view to knowing their problems and hoped that the visit would be a morale booster to the staff to increase their production level.

Mr. Nte-Ereforokima who stated that Andoni Local Government had been less privileged in the past in terms of sitting of state Government projects, thanked Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi for reversing the trend by the various projects executed in the area.

The Chairman said that on assumption of office the Council headquarters was in darkness and that within the first 100 days in office, power had been restored.

He pledged that the Council would connect Ngo and some other Communities to the National grid to enable the people enjoy constant power supply and improve their economic well being.

The Head of Local Government Administration in the Council, Mrs. Alice Opuwari in her welcome address, said that the Council had concluded personnel audit in order to obtain the correct bio-data of all staff and to ascertain the accurate wage bill of the council.

Mrs. Opuwari stated that the major problem confronting staff was acute shortage of accommodation and that the Council had commenced renovation of existing quarters and construction of new ones to address the problem.

She disclosed that the staff and the political class work as colleagues and appealed to the Commission to confirm staff on acting capacity to enhance performance. ###

–  Jeff Oguike

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