The Campaign Council of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State has commended Governor Nyesom Wike for appointing new members of the Civil Service Commission.
It has also lauded the Governor for the decision to inject 10,000 new workers into the service.
The party’s Director of Publicity and Communications, Chief Ogbonna Nwuke said in a statement issued in Port Harcourt that in taking steps to address the needs of the Civil Service, the Governor has touched all segments of the Rivers society.
“We are aware that several detractors have been trying to reap cheap political capital from what they perceive as the delay in addressing the needs of the Civil Service. Now that the Government is dealing with the Civil Service, they are changing their dance step.
“We are however, gladdened by the fact that Governor Nyesom Wike whose new vision has touched on all sectors of our economy, has in aby laid down a plan for the State, decided to focus on the Rivers State Civil Service.
“The Governor has expanded health facilities, built several roads and flyovers to ease traffic and the movement of goods and services, and linked the Rivers grassroots with the State capital.
“He has provided scholarships to Rivers students and improved the learning environment in our schools as part of the human capital development policy of the State Government.
“Those who are biting their tongues over the decision to constitute a Civil Service Commission and the resolve by Govethe rnment to employ 10,000 workers need not worry about timing. Is Governor Wike right in ensuring that workers are promoted? Our answer is yes. Is the Governor right in his decision to fill vacancies in the service by employing 10,000 workers? Again, our answer is yes.
“The interest of those we love our last served, s goes a popular aphorism. Governor Wike has proved by his action that there is no time that he ever forgot the contributions of Rivers workers.
“Rivers workers are in fact engine room of Government. They are part and parcel of the numerous successes that the administration has achieved by the grace of God.
“Sir Siminalayi Fubara, the governorship candidate of the PDP, is a product of the Civil Service. He grew through the ranks and understands the yearnings and aspirations of Rivers workers. There is no one in the race that has a better understanding of the Civil Service than Sim.
“We have no doubt whatsoever that Sim will put himself first in the shoes of workers and the Civil Service before seeing himself as Governor of Rivers State.
“The Civil Service Commission by law has the statutory mandate of handling matters related to the employment as well as the promotion of workers.
“In carrying out this unique function, there are financial and administrative guidelines that must be followed.
“Those who are crying wolf over what they see as the backlog of promotions in the service need not worry. Those matters will be absolutely addressed.