By Babayo Asha
In continuation of tour to Bauchi state Ministries, Departments and Agencies, the Health of the Civil Service Alh Yahuza Adamu Haruna has visited parastatals under the agricultural sector.
They are Bauchi State Agricultural Development Programme BSADP, Bauchi State Agricultural Supply Company BASAC, and Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency RUWASSA.
Address cross section of the civil servants, Alh Yahuza Adamu Haruna enjoined them to be responsive and punctual so as to change the negative narrative on civil servants.
While responding to issues of lingering salaries the Head of the Civil Service noted that gradual and scientific approaches are being taken to address the problem and that of manpower.
Earlier the Programme Manager NSADP Alh Abubakar Jafaru Ilelah and his BASAC counterpart Alh Ibrahim Isa solicited for the recruitment of qualified personnel to enhance their operations.
They also appealed to the state government to renovate and upgrade their structures for them to operate in a conducive environment.
Also speaking the General Manager RUWASSA Engineer Garba Babaji Magaji who congratulated the head of civil service on his appointment pledged total support to enable him succeed.
Meanwhile Bauchi state government has been requested to change transmission of its television station from analogue to digital for effective service delivery.
Managing Director Bauchi state Television Authority BATV Alh Ibrahim Sank Umar who made the call when he hosted the Head of Civil Service Alh Yahuza Adamu Haruna in his continued visits to MDAs said when digitalized it would compete favourably with it counterparts across the country.
Alh Ibrahim Sank also appealed for the employment of qualified staff as the station’s major challenge is manpower lack of payment of services rendered to MDAs amongst others.
He noted that the sub- stations established at Darazo and Yankari were not functioning and urged the state government to do something needful for wider coverage.
The Managing Director also stressed the need for the training and retraining of personnel in line with International best practice.
Responding the state Head of Civil Service Alh Yahuza Adamu Haruna who warned civil servants against sharp practice said the state government was committed to reposition the service to become responsive. Yahuza Adamu Haruna who said measure had been taken to clean the state pay and nominal rolls noted with concern that the issue of salary problems would be a thing of the past.