Rivers State commissioner for Environment, Mr. Kingsley Chinda has charged staff of the ministry to work as a team, if they want to achieve anything meaningful.
Chinda, who gave the charge recently at an interactive meeting with the staff said, the need for them to work together should be paramount rather than what he called “under struggle for position”.
The commissioner urged them to follow civil service rules and regulations in making demands saying that”, this the only way to be honourable in service”.
He also enjoined them to show innovativeness by initiating proposals capable of enhancing service delivery in the ministry, while also urging them to be exemplary in their attitude to work.
In their various reactions, staff of the ministry were unanimous in their call for training and retraining of staff, provision of working tools such as furniture, computer and adequate office space for staff.
In his respond the commissioner assured the staff to commence training for them.
He, however, urged them to show honesty towards achieving the objectives of the ministry in order to enhance productivity.
Hon. Chinda used the occasion to brief staff on the achievements and challenges of the ministry saying that the interactive meeting will be held monthly to acquaint staff on the activities of the ministry.
On his part, the Permanent secretary of the ministry, Mr. Rufus Godwin emphasised the need for staff to be disciplined.
He also used the opportunity to brief them on civil service rules and regulations.