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AKS Solicitor- General Charges Law Officers on Dedication to Duty
22 Jul 2011

The newly appointed Law Officers in Akwa Ibom State Civil Service have been charged to take their work seriously in order to give their best to the service, the Law Profession and the public. The Solicitor-General/Permanent Secretary Ministry of Justice, Barr. (Mrs.) Gloria Umoren gave the charge recently during a 3-day Orientation Seminar organized for them by the Ministry.

Barrister Mrs. Umoren who used the occasion to thank His Excellency the Executive Governor, Chief (Dr.) Godswill O. Akpabio, for the employment of especially more female Law Officers, congratulated them and assured them of boundless opportunities in service through which they can grow to the peak of their career, provided they show hard-work and dedication to duty.

She reminded them of the fact that their confirmation of appointment is dependent upon hard-work, urging them to make the best of their career out of the Ministry of Justice, relate well with their Senior Colleagues and above all, live up to the call (Call to Bar) as image makers of the Ministry, making reference to the best Public Servant of the year (2011) who incidentally is a Law Officer.

Challenging the Law Officers to dump the god-father mentality in service, Barrister Mrs. Umoren used her career experience to show them they can rise through the rank by dint of hard-work.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Women Affairs, Barr. Mrs. Mary Ewah who graced the occasion, also advised them to have a learning and teachable attitude and avoid treating their work with levity.

In his remarks, the co-ordinator of the seminar and Director Planning, Research and Statistics, Barrister E. O. Essang, explained that the seminar was meant to acclimatize the Law Officers into the system and charged them to make the best of the rare opportunity.

Reacting, the Law Officers pledged to offer among others dedicated service; diligence, research-based contributions, strength of character in pursuit of Justice delivery while expecting in return good working environment, commensurate reward, consistent visits to out-stations and provision of work tools.

In his vote of thanks, Barrister Patrick Ekpo thanked the State Government for lifting embargo on employment that saw them into the service. He thanked the Solicitor-General for the seminar and work tools, pledging on behalf of his colleagues (the fortunate class 20) to be a class of distinction and service.

Highpoint of the event was the presentation of Laptops, Akwa Ibom State Laws and Certificate of Participation to the Law Officers, an indication of Government's readiness to equip them for effective justice delivery.

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