Civil service boss tasks corps members on service delivery

Deaconess Joan Ayo.

Deaconess Joan Ayo.

THE 164 Ex-National Youth Corps Scheme [NYSC], members who bagged Former President Jonathan’s Special Award for their brilliant performances at the end of their one-year service to the nation could not hold their joy on Tuesday in Abuja as they had a few hours induction training with the Federal Civil Service Commission led by its Chairman, Deaconess Joan Ayo.

Deaconess Ayo used the occasion to inform the beneficiaries that it is part of the civil service character not to divulge government secrets to any one at anytime, warning that the consequences of such act may spell doom for their careers in the service.

It is has become a tradition in Nigeria that at the end of every service year, the Federal government via the Presidency is given the powers to announce automatic job employments NYSC members that distinguished themselves during their service year are recommended for the award from across the various states of the Federation.

In order to carry out the Presidential directives after such pronouncements, it becomes imperative for the civil service commission to officially accept them after undergoing several induction courses before their letters of appointments are officially giving to them and postings effected.

There is no doubt that the Federal Civil Service Commission is constitutionally mandated to recruit staff for the federal government more-so that it is the point of entry and exit.

Ayo said the idea of the induction trainings is to build on what they themselves have done to achieve what they have achieved, ‘’Like i told them of the Shakespearean expression, ‘’Some are born great, some achieve greatness, others have greatness trust upon them’’.

‘’I even asked them whether they are the sons and daughters of any President, or Governors or even any re-known businessman in Nigeria and they said no, you can see that they had nobody, they need not to know anybody to get this offer except for the simple fact that they have imbibed good home trainings and they have learn’t all that it takes to have character, they have been selected, so i see them as the nucleus of men and women of character and learning, their selection was purely based on their attitude, character, initiatives, diligence during the period of their service’’.

She took time to inform the beneficiaries to embrace the core values of the civil service, which includes, anonymity, accountability, transparency, meritocracy, professionalism, impartiality and neutralism among others.

Responding on behalf of other beneficiaries, Dr. Alwell Maduakolam ikechukwu from Imo State expressed gratitude to the Chairman and other commissioners that featured at the induction training, stressing that they will ensure that they work in line with the spirit of the service to be able to lift the nation higher.

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