The Edo State government has commenced the digital registration of all workers across the 18 local government areas of the state.
Governor Godwin Obaseki disclosed on Saturday when he received members of Edo State Civil Service Commission led by the chairman, Mrs Ekiuwa Inneh, at the Government House in Benin City, that ICT experts are already scanning records of all workers 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”, said Obaseki.
He said he won the governorship election held in September 2020 because of the hope that the government would deliver services to the people and promised no to disappoint them.
“I don’t see any politician going back to campaign to the people of Esan in Edo without evidence to show that you have made provision for water to the people; we have no place anymore, the civil service just has to deliver good services to the public,” he said.
Mrs Inneh promised the governor that the civil service commission would contribute its quota in transforming the state’s public and civil service.
“I want to assure you that we will key into your transformation agenda for the civil service; you have recognised the fact that the civil service has to be empowered,” she said.