The government of Edo State has said it has commenced digital registration of all workers across the 18 local government areas of the state.
This was disclosed by the State governor, Godwin Obaseki while addressing members of Edo State Civil Service Commission, led by the chairman, Mrs Ekiuwa Inneh, who visited him in his office in Benin state.
According to him, “We have sent Information Technology Communications (ITC) experts to scan all your documents into a digital format. We have started the process of digitally registering every staff member in public and civil service in Edo.
“With this, every civil servant will have a unique e-identity stored digitally for ease of identification. Beyond accountability to the people, we want to now account for productivity in their various workplaces.”
He added that: “We won the last election because of the hope that the government will deliver services to the people; our priority as a government is for us to deliver good services to the people.
“I don’t see any politician going back to the campaign to the people of Esan in Edo without evidence to show that you have made provision for the water to the people; we have no place anymore, the civil service just has to deliver good services to the public.”
In her remarks, the chairman of the commission, Mrs Inneh assured the governor that he would continue to contribute its quota in bringing positive change to the state’s public and civil service.
According to her: “I want to assure you that we will key into your transformation agenda for the civil service; you have recognized the fact that the civil service has to be empowered.”