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Governor tasks Perm Secs on transparency, rule of law

Cross River State Governor, Professor Ben Ayade has urged Federal Permanent Secretaries (PS) to conduct official matters in tandem with the provision of the Public…

Cross River State Governor, Professor Ben Ayade has urged Federal Permanent Secretaries (PS) to conduct official matters in tandem with the provision of the Public Procurement Act, Financial Regulations, Public Service Rules and Appropriate Laws.

He made the call weekend during the opening ceremony of the 2018 procurement retreat of the Federal Permanent Secretaries in Calabar, Cross River State.
The Director, Media and Public Relations of the Office of the Civil Service of the Federation (OHoCSF) Mrs O.A Ogunmosunlen in a statement said that the governor in his address delivered by the Deputy Governor, Professor Ivara Ejemot Esu, stated that good governance is a fundamental key to overall success of any administration.
He therefore urged the Permanent Secretaries to adopt the critical values of accountability, transparency, maintenance of rule of law, efficiency and effectiveness which are germane to good governance.
The theme of the 2018 Procurement Retreat for the Federal Permanent Secretaries “Public Procurement for Sustainable National Development” was organised by the OHoCSF and Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP).
Speaking earlier the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Ekanem Oyo-Ita explained that the procurement retreat is to increase the capacity of the PS to provide the leadership which is critical to enhancing delivery on the National Budget.
She said the retreat provides another avenue to further renew the commitment to deepening the on-going Public Service Reforms by affirming the commitment to serve effectively as machinery for implementing government policies and programmes for the greater good of the citizenry and the country.
She therefore implored them to strive at achieving 100 percent budget implementation by resisting attempts to subvert extant rules and regulations.