The Executive Governor of Delta State, His Excellency, Senator (Dr.) Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa has reiterated the importance of bureaucracy in governance.
According to Governor Okowa the bureaucracy is needed to guide the political class rightly and the growth of the nation lies in the efforts, ability and activities of the Civil Service. He therefore advised that Civil Servants should always offer the best advice to their principals for the progress of the country.
The Governor gave this advice when the delegation of the 41st meeting of the National Council on Establishment (NCE) led by the Chairman of Council and Ag. Head of Civil Service of the Federation (Ag. HCSF) Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan paid him a courtesy visit.
Governor Okowa noted that the extent of knowledge embodied in top management Cadre makes them invaluable to the development and growth of the Country.
He therefore advised that special attention be given to the grooming of young officers for continuity of excellence in the civil service and for the service to remain relevant, productive and useful to governance.
Earlier in her speech, the Chairman of Council and Ag. HCSF noted that NCE has continued to live up to the purpose of its establishment. The purpose which is for policy formulation and Implementation of established matters and other matters pertaining to the general welfare of Civil servants.
Dr Yemi-Esan said the purpose of the Council is to work towards an inclusive public service in the Federal and State Civil Service. She noted that NCE has a wider scope and greater influence and impact on the Civil Service.
The 41st meeting of the National Council on Establishment had thirty (30nos) Heads of Service present. Also present were Permanent Secretaries and Directors on Establishment matters from the thirty-Six (36) states of the Federation including FCT.