Kingibe Decries Hijack Of Civil Servants’ Responsibilities By Political Class

FROM LEFT: FORMER HEAD OF INTERIM  GOVERNMENT, CHIEF ERNEST SHONEKAN; DIRECTOR-GENERAL, NIGERIAN INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED LEGAL STUDIES (NIALS), PROF. EPIPHANY AZINGE; REPRESENTATIVE OF JUSTICE UWAIS, MR HARUNA UWAIS PRESENTING UWAIS PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD  TO SGT AUDU SELBOL DURING  NIALS LECTURE IN ABUJA ON WEDNESDAY
FROM LEFT: FORMER HEAD OF INTERIM GOVERNMENT, CHIEF ERNEST SHONEKAN; DIRECTOR-GENERAL, NIGERIAN INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED LEGAL STUDIES (NIALS), PROF. EPIPHANY AZINGE; REPRESENTATIVE OF JUSTICE UWAIS, MR HARUNA UWAIS PRESENTING UWAIS PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD TO SGT AUDU SELBOL DURING NIALS LECTURE IN ABUJA ON WEDNESDAY

A former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Ambassador Babagana Kingibe, said the major destabilising factors in public service were roles of the political class and rising cost of governance.

He made this known at the Mohammed Lawal Uwais Public Service Award organised by the Nigerian Institute for Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS) in collaboration with the Nigerian Television Authority in Abuja on Wednesday.

Kingibe, who was the guest lecturer at the award ceremony, said that although the enthronement of democratic culture and good governance were in progress, a lot still needed to be done.

“Elected officials and political appointees come into office with unlimited number of aides and assistants, who enjoy greater access to political heads and heads of departments, because they are considered more reliable than civil servants.

“It must be noted that the public service provides vital interface between government and the citizenry. (NAN)

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