Mr. Jang asked the new Head of Service to eschew corruption.
The Governor of Plateau State, Jonah Jang, Tuesday charged the newly sworn in head of service, Ezekiel Dalop, and the 14 permanent secretaries sworn in, to ensure a corrupt-free reign.
The governor stated this at the Conference Hall, Rayfield Government House, where the government appointees took their oath of office.
“I charge you to be firm but focused, courageous for change, passionate for service, transparent and open in your dealings, above all, fear God while making Him your anchor,” the governor said.
“You should not see your appointments into these positions as an opportunity to dig from a gold mine, but one to write your names in gold. I, therefore, wish to restate our administrations zero tolerance to corruption while urging family members, friends and associates not to put pressure of demands on them that might lead them to corrupt tendencies.”
Mr. Jang also frowned at the indiscipline among appointees who ignored government policies and programs, emphasizing that “situations where some civil servants demonstrate their loyalty to political parties or some godfathers apart from Government will not be tolerated.”
The governor said the appointment was done to strengthen the government so that democracy can thrive.
“As members of one government with one goal, our relationship on this team must be strengthened from the three arms down to the unit and committee level if the desired results are to be achieved,” Mr. Jang stressed.