Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has said his administration would not condone sycophancy as he would not hesitate to punish staff who exhibit indiscipline.
John Shiaondo, Makurdi
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has said his administration would not condone sycophancy as he would not hesitate to punish staff who exhibits indiscipline in the course of carrying out their duties.
Addressing staff of Government House yesterday governor Ortom noted that it was important for the staff to always ensure that the right thing was done by following due process as they perform their responsibilities. “I do not want to have anything to hide so as much as possible I want the right thing to be done because it is only when the right thing is done that we can achieve better results.”
“You must ensure that core values that are missing in our society, such transparency, honesty, fairness, equity, accountability, etc, are entrenched.” “I must also let you know that am here with carrot and stick, with carrot to reward and with stick to punish. Those who do wrong will be punished if necessary and those who excel in their job will be rewarded,” he declared.
He call on the staff to give his administration maximum support as they did the previous to enable him achieve development as he remains governor of the state. “Somebody was governor here before I came in but I expect all of you to give me your loyalty, cooperation and maximum support and on my part whatever I can do within the limited resources to support you I will make every necessary efforts to do it,” he maintained.
In a response for the staff, Permanent Secretary Government House administration, Mr. Eugene Ivase pledged loyalty of the staff and noted that the governor would not be disappointed in their capability in handling issues and the way they carry out assignments given to them.