….says calibre of celebrant needed in public offices.
Governor of Delta state, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori has called on public servants to carry out their duties with passion and deemphasize on quick money.
Governor Oborevwori stated this at a reception held for a retired Permanent Secretary of the Directorate of Government House and Protocol, Sir Edwin Ogidi-Gbegbaje, which held at the event centre Asaba, the Delta state capital.
Describing Sir Ogidi-Gbegbaje as a reservoir of knowledge, team player, a role model and a man that gave his best in every assignment given to him, the Governor said he enjoyed working with the retired P.S even as a former Speaker and now a governor,
Governor Oborevwori said the calibre of the celebrant was needed in public offices and affirmed his administration’s resolve to continue to partner civil servants in advancing his MORE agenda.
He called on public servants, to work to uplift the public service.
The Chairman on the occasion, Professor Sam Oyovbaire said Sir Ogidi-Gbegbaje was being celebrated not only because of his intelligence, selflessness and creativity, but because of his humility amidst his achievements.
The occasion attended by the wife of the immediate past governor Dame Edith Okowa and other dignitaries featured cultural displays.
In a homily during a thanksgiving service earlier held at the Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church West End Asaba, Reverend father Peter Mobuogwu said public service was all about rendering enduring service and congratulated Sir Ogidi-Gbegbaje for rendering worthy service in all offices he occupied for 35 years
Reverend Father Mobuogwu said the best time for assessment was during retirement stressing that the testimonies about the celebrant clearly showed that he did well while in service.
He urged public servants not to treat their jobs with levity, but render quality service, even as he admonished everyone in position of trust to extend the same seriousness they attached to their personal businesses to that of the government.
The Celebrant Sir Edwin Ogidi-Gbegbaje said the thanksgiving was to appreciate God for seeing him through 35 years of service and thanked all who helped him to rise to the pinnacle of his career
He promised to use his retirement for the service of God and humanity.
The thanksgiving service was attended by Governor Sheriff Oborevwori and his wife Tobore,the wife of the Deputy Governor Ezinne Catherine Onyeme,immediate past governor of the State Senator Ifeanyi Okowa and wife Dame Edith,Hon Ngozi Okolie of the House of Representatives,the speaker of the State House of Assembly Hon Emomotimi Guwor and other top government functionaries.