Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
Public Sector Reforms: Personnel redeployment in public interest, says Bayelsa Govt.

By News Express on 13/04/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 445

•Bayelsa Information Commissioner Iworiso-Markson
•Bayelsa Information Commissioner Iworiso-Markson

 

The Bayelsa State Government has said that the decision to redeploy personnel in the public service identified to be redundant by their supervisors to other agencies was in their best interest and that of the public. 

The State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Daniel Iworiso-Markson, assured the citizenry while speaking with a select number of journalists in Yenagoa on Thursday that the implementation of the reforms was not meant to witch-hunt any employee of government. 

Iworiso-Markson averred that as painful as the government's action was, it was done to avoid a collapse of the state’s public service which has been under rot for years. 

He said that the government had embarked on a painstaking process of implementing the reforms with a focus on the welfare and wellbeing of those who might be affected by the exercise.

He explained that the government was resolute in its decision to redeploy the affected workers, because it would be inimical to the interest of the state to sustain a process that would clog its development.

For instance he said the state-owned Radio Station (Glory FM) had over 300 personnel, while its private counterparts operate effectively with less than 12 personnel.

According to him, it was the decision of the government to screen, train and redeploy workers with specialisation in education to schools since the state was in need of teachers.

While calling for more understanding, the Information Commissioner disclosed that the reforms have thrown up some discoveries which include over 80,000 inherited appointments.

Iworiso-Markson said some family members of deceased civil servants inherited their positions while irregular appointments, arbitrary promotion and impersonations has led to the over bloated wage bill which the government is gradually reducing. 

The Government’s Spokesman said that contrary to the erroneous impression being created in some quarters, all those affected had their salaries being paid into the Unpaid Salaries Account which would be released to them as soon as their redeployment is concluded.

The Commissioner added that the government determined to give a human face to the implementation of the reforms had also made an arrangement to make financial provision for those found not qualified to be in the system.

Daniel Iworiso-Markson said that the plan was for the government to expose such people to training in the area of agricultural and entrepreneurial skills so that they are empowered to venture into private businesses.

He said: “The exercise itself is still ongoing and the entire public service is aware. You must note that the names of the people listed for redeployment are those submitted as redundant workers by the general managers and supervisors. 

“For instance, there are over 300 staff in radio Bayelsa alone while private radio stations have about ten or fifteen doing the same job. The general managers were given the responsibility to fish out redundant personnel many of who were employed under questionable circumstances.

“So Government is saying that this is not sustainable. The onus is on government to bring them in, check their qualifications and redeploy them to appropriate agencies. Anybody with B. ED for instance, would go to the teachers training institute, trained and redeployed. Government would use these people to teach.”

On the issue of the withheld salaries, the Commissioner said that the money kept in the unpaid salaries would be released to those found qualified to be engaged in the system as soon as the redeployment is concluded while those who would leave would be financially empowered to start businesses.

The Bayelsa Government mouthpiece also decried the selling of appointments for N250,000 and other employment racketeering which is more rife in local councils and parastatals.

 

Source News Express

Posted 13/04/2018 04:39:24 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25 minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...

 

You may also like...
Anambra introduces health scheme for rural dwellers

Politicians wooing soldiers — Buratai •Army Chief spits...

Ambode and Fashola on war path

Wike’s action on Novotel in order, not a...

It’s not yet time for Igbo presidency —...

Again, Yoruba leaders endorse Jonathan

Mixed reactions greet inconclusive Kogi governorship election

Pictured: Ex-Kogi Governor’s brother killed in election violence...

Anguished Nigerian father raises alarm over alleged illegal...

National Library to be renamed after Chinua Achebe...

Wanted Niger Delta militant captured after gun battle...

Poor turnout mars Lagos Carnival

 

Latest News Presidency: 2019 is for major game-changer, By Charles Adeyinka Playing chess with human lives, By Ekene Odigwe R-APC will leave APC, with or without Saraki – Baraje PDP chieftain shot dead in Lagos during meeting Police dismiss 4 SARS operatives for robbery, other crimes Boko Haram invades Chad, slaughters 18, kidnaps 10 women Dasuki: ‘Buhari misled by northern cabals’ Police arrest five PDP chieftains over killing of LG chairman JAMB remits N7.8bn as examination surplus Dickson urges stronger unity in Osun PDP before guber polls Fears of arrest, abuse by Govs may kill State Police Bill – Sen. Ibrahim 2018 Budget: Minister replies HEDA’s FOI request on inserted projects

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (364,017 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (359,431 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (287,866 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (236,143 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (215,623 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (213,078 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (187,256 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (169,245 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (156,662 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (153,444 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (148,226 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (139,286 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (52) Business & Economy (3,365) Business Verdict (48) Columnists (890) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (516) Features (616) Global Business Monitor (286) International (2,160) Interview (159) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (127) News (37,359) Opinion (1,025) Pidgin (10) Politics (5,653) Religion (790) Sports (1,613) Stock Watch (33) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

Nigerian detainees send SOS from Osama prison

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement