By Ali Abare
Nasarawa State governor, Engineer Abdullahi Alhaji Sule has appealed to the Federal Civil Service Commission to employ more citizens of the state because Nasarawa is under represented at the Federal level.
Engineer Sule made the appeal when the Federal Commissioner representing Nasarawa, Benue and Plateau states at the Federal Civil Service Commission, Dr. Jonah Madugu paid him a courtesy call at the Government House on Tuesday.
The governor explained that he has made similar appeal at every opportunity, making a case for the people of the state to be well represented at the Federal level, especially because of the state’s proximity to the Federal capital.
Engineer Sule pointed out that even though the state would have preferred to have 4 or 5 permanent secretaries at the Federal level, still “there are so many other levels that I strongly believe that you will have the ability to represent us and make sure we are there.”
He appealed particularly to the Federal Commissioner to intervene in his personal capacity to see that Nasarawa State is well represented at the Federal level.
Engineer Sule stated further that he made similar appeal inside the Aso Rock Villa, at the Office of the Secretary of Government of the Federation, as well as at the Office of the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari.
“We urge you to assist us to ensure that the people of Nasarawa State are well represented at that various level. I’m hoping that by the end of the year, I will hear some good news from you,” the governor stated.
Engineer Sule used the opportunity to update the Federal Commissioner on the steps his administration has taken to reposition the state civil service for optimal efficiency.
He disclosed that the state government is putting up a 4-man committee to review the recommendations contained in the report recently submitted by the committee set up to restructure the state civil service.
“We are just putting up a team for that committee together, a committee of four that will review that report, digest it for implementation,” Engineer Sule said.
Earlier in his opening remark, Dr. Madugu said he was at the Lafia Government House to congratulate the governor on his victory at the 2019 general election and to bring him abreast on the activities of the commission.
Dr. Madugu was accompanied on the visit by the Chairman and Commissioners of the Nasarawa State Civil Service Commission.