By Ewa Innocent, The Sight News
Abakaliki: Civil servants in Ebonyi state have been charged to brace up for the ongoing new civil service reform introduced by governor David Umahi, to improve the health status and wellbeing of workers in the state.
The permanent secretary, Ministry of Finance and government house, pastor Moses Agama gave the charge, during a morning prayer session of staff of government house,which later ushered in a workshop on “tips for a healthy living”, held at Multipurpose Hall,Cabinet office, Abakaliki.
The Permanent Secretary who was full of praises for governor David Umahi for appointing new permanent secretaries into the state civil service and equipping them with requisite training as part of the reform, called on the Staff of government house to be ready to follow the programmes as listed out, to achieve the desired result.
He enumerated the programmes listed for the week to include; Physical education, nutrition, teaching on empowerment,and tips on good work ethics by resource persons among others.
He described Governor Umahi as a leader that is passionate and eager to develop the state,emphasising that governor Umahi has made the welfare of workers a priority.
“Just as he has told us, he is in a hurry. He wants to develop the state. He has that commitment and he want all of us to do any thing he is doing. Every day he is working both day and night, going to supervise work to make sure Ebonyi state becomes what it is today.
“Some of us who know Abakaliki before he came,will see lot of differences now that has occurred and that is what God is using him to do”.
Pastor Agama who described the second tenure of governor Umahi as the tenure of civil servants in the state, called on civil servants to be dedicated to their duties,as according to him, “to whom much is given, much is expected”.
In an interview, the Director of Administration, government house, Abakaliki, Mr Agwu Linus commended governor Umahi, for bringing a new innovation into the state civil service to enhance the welfare of workers in the state and prayed for its sustenance.
He also thanked the permanent secretary, Pastor Moses Agama for bringing the health tips to the door step of the staff, testifying on behalf of others that he has benefited maximally from the health talk.
Earlier, the resource person on the workshop titled, “Tips on healthy living”, Dr. Richard Nnabu, admonished the staff of government house to always engage on physical exercise, good diet, environmental and personal hygiene to promote their good health and social well being.