Bayelsa state governor, Seriake Dickson, has given civil servants in the state a stern warning against getting involved in biased politics.
The governor issued the warning on Saturday, August 22, during the swearing in of the new Head of Service, Dr. Peter Singabele, and a member of the state Civil Service Commission, Dr. Boumakuma Kpokiri in Yenagoa.
In a statement by Daniel Iworiso-Markson, his media aide, Dickson said that the development whereby civil servants become political was not only against the ethics of the profession, but also had far-reaching negative implications for efficiency and effectiveness of the public service.
According to The Punch, he stressed the need for public servants to uphold the principles of neutrality and absolute loyalty to the government in power, describing the public service as the most important sector in service delivery in a government.
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The Bayelsa state governor has vowed not to allow political considerations to determine who becomes head of the state civil service.
He expressed continued commitment to promoting workers welfare within the limits of available resources.
Dickson also noted that asides from regular payment of salaries and pension entitlements even in the face of the current economic meltdown plaguing the country, his administration has, to a very large extent, addressed the issue of office housing for workers.
Meanwhile, the embattled Bayelsa state governor, Seriake Dickson has said that he will formally declare his intention to run for a second term in office as governor of the state on August 28, 2015.