Kogi State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Barr Salami Mamodu Ozigi has directed the payment of January Salaries to Local Government Staffs, Teachers, Pensioners and Political office holders across the 21 Local Governments of the State.
The Commissioner gave the directive shortly after taking over as the State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs.
Barr Ozigi who stated that the State Government is very much committed to the well being of the workforce, said the Ministry is very pivotal in Government affairs especially as it relates to grassroot development.
The New Commissioner further noted that he will sustain, add value and consolidated on the achievements of his predecessor kin office, stressing that his administration will be guided by the laws which established the Ministry.
He gave the assurances that he would bring to bear his wealth of experience to move the Ministry forward, adding that as a lawyer he believes in orderliness and adherence to rules.
He appealed to the staff members to respect hierarchy, stressing that they should avoid indolence, backstabbing and acts that are against the civil service rules.
The New Commissioner urged the staff members to build good relationship in order to achieve maximum results.
He added that he will continue to place the welfare of the staff members under high priority.
In his response the Permeant Secretary of the Ministry, Engr Usman Dan Victor assures the Commissioner of the loyalty of the staff members.
Engr Usman called on the new Commissioner to build on the work of his predecessor adding thanks the staff members are hard working and ready to co operate with him.
He also called on the staff members to accord the new Commissioner high level of cooperation, adding that they should work hard to sustain their good work and he submissive to higher authorities.