by crossriverwatch admin
The Government of Cross River State yesterday in Calabar warned public and civil servants against their involvement in bribery and corruption which it condemned in its entirety claiming there are vices that are impediment to national development.
The warning was given by the Head of Service in the state, Mrs. Mary Theresa Ikwen who represented Governor Imoke at the flag off campaign of Agent for Change by the Department of Orientation and Public Affairs.
Ikwen stated that the Imoke administration policy thrust was to ensure that the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) astronomically received increment.
She lauded the department for putting up a machinery in place to re-orientate Crossriverians and the sustenance of the state core values been propagated by the present administration.
She enumerated the core values to include faith in God, family dignity, honesty, patriotism, self respect and discipline, efficiency in public service hospitability, cleanliness, healthy living, education, industry and peace.
The Cross River State number one civil servant, charged youths to try to live morally upright, because by so doing there will have the moral right to question the Government whenever the Government fails to serve the people diligently.
Also speaking special adviser to the government on Orientation and Public Affairs, Ntufam Barr. Edet Okon Asim urged youths to inculcate themselves with those core values and norms enumerated by the Head of Service if they want to excel in their endeavours and become champions.
He maintained that the state has built the political leadership that has created consciousness, passion and currently mobilizing and motivating the people to be self reliant so as to help create a better tomorrow.
Director of National Orientation Agency NOA in the state, Mrs. Florence Osang said she was worried that these core values which have been consistently observed by our parents in the past have been broken jettisoned by the youths.
He advised Crossriverians to remain hospitable to visitors who may troop into the state if we want to reflect that posture that Cross River state is a tourism destination.
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