Kogi State Government has restated its commitment to reward hard work, diligence and commitment to duties by Civil Servants in the State, just as it plans to immortalized a three times Civil Service Merit award winner, who passed on recently.
The State Commissioner of Information and Communication, Hon Kingsley Fanwo who disclosed this at the burial ceremony of a Staff of The Graphics Newspaper, Pastor Simon Mejida Wallah at Tawane-Ochuka, Odenyi, said the present administration is ever prepared to reward hard work and commitment to duties.
To this end, the Commissioner said, plans are underway by the Ministry to immortalize Late Pastor Wallah, whose commitment to duties is second to none, stressing that it is only when hard works are rewarded that other officers in the service would be galvanised to perform much better.
He described late Wallah as someone who was dedicated to duties, committed, dynamic and diligent, adding that Wallah was a humble and very resourceful worker that devoted the best of his life to the Newspapers.
He urged the youth of the Community to use Wallah as a signpost worthy of emulation, adding that by the exemplary life, he lived, he has not only set an example for his immediate family but for the Tawane community.
He promised to ensure that one of the deceased son is employed into the Graphics family, so that the deceased name would continue to be remembered in the organisation, while he would personally take over the payment of tuition fee of another son and promised to ensure that all benefits of the deceased staff are paid promptly to the family.
Speaking on the deplorable condition of the road leading to the community, the Commissioner said he would draw the attention of his Works and Housing Counterpart to the road so as to ensure it’s rehabilitation soon.
Earlier, the Member representing Bassa State Constituency in the State Assembly, who is a Nephew of the deceased, Hon Rai Duiyan described the deceased as a very lovable personality, who was committed to the common good of the society.
He commended the Information and Communication Commissioner for his visit and concern for the welfare and well being of the deceased family.