In a bid to ensure that the Federal Character Principle is achieved in Federal establishments, the Head of Service, Mrs. Geraldine Akpet-Ekanem, has called for Cross Riverians to be considered for equal opportunities in Job placement.
She stated this while paying a courtesy visit to the Federal Road Safety Sector Commander recently in Calabar.
Mrs. Ekanem stressed the need for collaboration between her office and the Federal Road Safety Corps(FRSC) to ensure among other things, that youths of Cross River State origin can be employed in the ongoing FRSC recruitment.
The Head of Service expressed her determination to ensure a harmonious relationship with the FRSC and commended the officials for their willingness to serve the public.
In his response, the Sector Commander, Ocheja Isaac Ameh, maintained that the relevance of the Office of the Head of Service to FRSC cannot be undermined.
He expressed excitement that the Head of Service as a Special Marshal is familiar with the workings of the FRSC, adding that he has been overwhelmed with the support of Special Marshals in the State.
The FRSC Boss expressed his willingness to partner with the Office of the Head of Service to impart knowledge of Road Safety matters as well as training and retraining of Government drivers.
Commander Ameh also encouraged Cross Riverians to massively key into the ongoing recruitment exercise to ensure that their quota is given them.
Highpoint of the visit was the signing of the FRSC Visitors’ Register by the Head of Service.
WATER BOARD WORRIED OVER CASES OF PIPELINE VANDALIZATION IN CALABAR SOUTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA
The Managing Director of Cross River State Water Board Limited, Chief Victor Effiom Ekpo has condemned in strong terms cases where water pipelines are being vandalized in the Calabar South Local Government Area.
He said access to basic water supply should not only be the concern of water board alone saying water consumers owe it a social responsibility to protect water installations and pipe lines in their localities to guarantee easy flow of water to households and institutions.
Chief Victor Effiom Ekpo raised the alarm in Calabar recently while inspecting reported cases of water pipeline vandalization in Calabar South Local Government Area frowned at the colossal waste as a consequence, the provision of water he said is capital intensive adding that water, sanitation and hygiene are collectively important for the development of the state.
He called on consumers to henceforth report cases of water pipeline vandalization to the nearest water board station or to the police , warning that anyone caught in the act will be made to face the full weight of the law.