By CrossRiverWatch Admin
Cross River State Government is set to recruit new work force into the civil service.
The Head of Service (HoS), Mr. Timothy Akwaji disclosed this in Calabar during his maiden meeting with Permanent Secretaries of various ministries in Calabar, the State capital.
Akwaji said the creation of Akwa Ibom from Cross River in 1987 caused a mass exodus of civil servants, which lead to mass recruitment by the State Government to fill the vacuum created.
“Most of these workers will be exiting the service, having completed their mandatory 35 years in service and this may create a bureaucratic vacuum if there is no mentoring of those who may be left behind to keep the service running.
“The Governor has, therefore, given approval for the recruitment of workers to cushion the effect of the impending mass retirement from the State civil service,” Akwaji said.
The Head of Service stressed the need for the Permanent Secretaries to mentor their subordinates.
He said mentorship in the service has become necessary to enable civil servants discharge their responsibilities effectively.
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