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Plateau State Head Of Civil Service On A Ministerial Visit After Two Months Strike Call Off

The Oasis Reporters

July 20, 2023





Caleb Manasseh Mutfwang, Plateau State governor.


By Asile Abel, Jos

The Plateau state head of civil service, Bar. Mrs Rauta Dakok has expressed delight with the level of turnout of civil servants on resumption after two months of industrial action embarked upon by the workforce in the state.

She made this position known while granting audience to news men in her office at the J. D. Gomwalk secretariat,
Barrister Dakok said the visit would be on a continuous basis to ensure full compliance, adding that the visit has also given her the opportunity to interact with civil servants to hear their official challenges and to also see with her eyes the physical structure and nature of the working environment.

She said now that “the strike action has being called off, we expect that all civil servants will be seated in their various offices and ensure commitment to their schedules”.

Dakok advised all civil servants to be committed and give total loyalty to the government in place, saying as civil servants any government that comes into power, it is expected that loyalty be accorded to such a government without any bias adding that they should show their high level of commitment which they have been known for as in the past.

The number one civil servant in the state was in company of permanent secretaries of various departments in her office, directors, other staff and the media.

Some civil servants while speaking to news men expressed their joy over the suspended two month long strike action.

They pray the remaining outstanding salaries owed by the government would be paid in no distant time to enable workers tackle their remaining financial challenges and obligations.

Some civil servants noted with dismay the sudden hike in transport fare as a result of the removal of fuel subsidy which has posed a serious challenge to workers especially those from distant locations not to make it to the office every day and on time.

Petty traders and those hawking within the secretariat were not left out as they also said the strike action affected them economically as they lost patronage from customers who are mostly state civil servants.

They said their businesses would pick up as soon as civil servants return to work in full.

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