Enugu state government has organised a two-day capacity workshop for the five hundred civil servants newly recruited between January and December 2017 into the state civil service.
The 500 exclude several workers the state has engaged as teachers, health workers and traffic officers within the period.
Enugu State head of Service, Chidi Ezema while declaring open a two-day workshop charged newly recruited civil servants in the state civil service to uphold the public service rules and regulations.
The Head of Service who addressed the workers injected into the system at the main auditorium, state secretariat on Tuesday advised them to uphold the virtue of patience, discipline and diligence as well as to avail themselves for training opportunities to improve their efficiency.
Chidi Ezema who said over 800 civil servants retired within the period explained that the training was part of government’s plans to build their capacity for improved service delivery.
Asked whether there was official recruitment process, Ezema said that it is the duty of the state civil service commission to recruit qualified workers to help drive the policies and programmes of government adding recruitment was a continuous process as many workers retire every year.
Some of the participants including Timothy Chidiebere and Chioma Chukwudi commended the state government for giving them the opportunity to serve and promised to remain loyal and abide by the rules and regulations guiding the public service.
The workers were drilled in public service rules, discipline in the service, disciplinary procedures as well as ethics and values of the service, code of conducts for public officers among others.