ABIA, JANUARY 10, 2018 – Dr Vivian Uma, the Abia Head of Service (HOS) has directed Ministries, Departments and Agencies in the state to quickly revive their Service Compact (SERVICOM) units.
Uma, who gave the directive on Tuesday in Umuahia when he paid an unscheduled visit to the new and old state secretariats, also said that such units should be established where they did not exist before now.
According to him, SERVICOM units help government offices to get spontaneous feedback from the public for improved service delivery.
Uma stressed the need to reinforce workers obligation to fill attendance and movement registers while at work daily.
He also directed that attendance registers be closed by 8:45 a.m. each working day and expressed displeasure over poor resumption of workers after the public holidays.
He urged heads of MDAs to ensure that all annual leave rosters did not extend beyond November in line with Abia State Civil Service rules.
Uma commended Dr Okezie Ikpeazu’s government for its unwavering commitment to paying the salaries of civil servants in the MDAs up to December 2017.
He further urged workers to shun lateness to work and other acts inimical to the growth of the civil service.