Obaseki debunks rumours of workers retrenchment in Edo

Pledges to train workers
The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has dismissed reports that his administration has plans to sack or retrench workers in the state.

He noted that ongoing reforms in the state’s civil and public service are aimed at improving productivity and service delivery to Edo people.

Obaseki gave the assurance while addressing participants during a stakeholders’ engagement of the Edo State Transition Committee with Permanent Secretaries, Heads of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), Heads of Local Government Administration (HOLGA) and the Judiciary at the New Festival Hall, Government House, Benin City.

He said though other states across the country are retrenching workers and cutting down the minimum wage as a result of dwindling economic fortunes, his administration will train and strengthen the civil and public service, ensuring that the workforce is equipped with the right tools and skills to compete globally.

His words, “I will bring in experts to train you in your areas of specialization, and make sure that all leakages are blocked to enable us to move our state forward.”

On his part, Edo State Head of Service and Chairman, Transition Committee Chairman, Barr. Anthony Okungbowa said, “Obaseki is investing in creating e-governance platforms, reviewing rules of service, and developing performance management strategy scorecards to rate workers performance.”



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