Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has advocated for the re-engineering of the civil service to meet the present needs of the nation.
Speaking during a thanksgiving service, at the weekend, held at Grace and Progress Family Chapel, Asaba, to honour the state Head of Service, Mr. Reginald Bayoko, on his appointment and 50th birthday celebration, Okowa said the civil service as the engine room of governance needs to be restructured into a more dedicated, effective and efficient service with service delivery as its watchword.
“There is need to rebuild the civil service and this must start from the heart, as governance is from the heart, there is need for dedication, efficiency and effectiveness, it is not all about money. We need more dedicated civil servants while weeding out bad ones,” he said.
While describing Bayoko as a man of many firsts, the governor congratulated him on his appointment and birthday celebration, stating that “your appointment is God’s will, he has decided to make you head of service at this time and at the age of 50, so that you can restructure and re-engineer the service as you have a long time on the seat, there is a lot to be done to rebuild the service, we have a lot of good civil servants, but there are also bad ones”.
He charged religious leaders to continue to pray for the nation and the state, especially in this difficult time as only God, through prayers, can heal the nation and restore its glory.
Earlier in a sermon, Bishop Chuka Agwegbo admonished Christians to always praise God with understanding for his favours in their life.
He charged Bayoko to keep praising God for his favours in his life, be loyal to him and government and use his position for the edification of God’s kingdom, his family, the administration and humanity.


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