• Samson Omale

Governor Lalong Demands Loyalty from Civil Servants, Swear-in 11 New Perm. Secs.

Governor Simon Lalong has Sworn-in the President of the Customary Court of Appeal in Plateau state alongside 11 new Permanent secretaries.


Governor Lalong and the President of the Customary Court of Appeal
Governor Lalong Swearing -in the President of the Customary Court of Appeal

The President of the Customary Court of Appeal is Hon. Justice Blessing Lyop Dalyop


The appointment of Hon. Justice Blessing Lyop Dalyop follows the death of Hon. Justice Sati Patrick Dapit.


Hon. Justice Blessing Lyop Dalyop has been presiding over the Court in acting capacity since June last year.


Governor Lalong told the newly sworn -in Judge to uphold the virtues of integrity, impartiality, fairness and justice which are the hallmarks of the Judiciary.


The mandated her to remove all obstacles that inhibit the attainment of these ideals whether they relate to corruption, inefficiency, lack of training, poor infrastructure or others., assuring her that the Executive Arm of Government will give her the support she needs to make a difference during her tenure as President of the Customary Court.


At the swearing -in of 11 new Permanent secretaries at the New Government house in Rayfield, Governor Lalong also harped on the need for honest and loyal people who will support Government to implement its vision and programmes.


He told the new Permanent Secretaries that he expects loyalty and leadership driven by excellence, capacity, discipline, fairness and honesty from them.



Governor Lalong said he expects the new Permanent Secretaries to show leadership that is driven by excellence, capacity, discipline, fairness and honesty. He said because they are coming into these sensitive positions at a challenging time, they will be required to demonstrate innovation, creativity and resource management in the governance architecture of the State. The time for laxity, bureaucratic bottlenecks and sabotage are over. 


The Governor while congratulating them over their appointments said the machinery of Governance needs not only competent, but honest and loyal staff who will support Government to implement its vision and programmes.


"Let me use this opportunity to again remind civil servants of the need to be loyal to Government and avoid all acts that are inimical to the smooth running of the affairs of the State. The civil service rules are very clear on responsibilities, privileges and expectations from all civil servants. Because we are in a political period, you should endeavour to conduct yourselves within the norms of the service and avoid being used by politicians to disrupt the smooth running of government business. We will not spare those who run contrary to the rules" he said.


He commended the Head of Civil Service who in collaboration with the Plateau State Information Communication Technology Development Agency ensured the successful conduct of the ICT-based professional aptitude examination for the newly appointed Permanent Secretaries.

The Governor said he has further directed the Head of Service to work towards ensuring that all civil servants are fully trained in the use of ICT tools for all Government business because since Plateau State joined the Open Government Initiative (OGP), it has continued to receive local and international accolades for our prudence, transparency and all-inclusive approach to governance


The newly Sworn-in President of the Customary Court of Appeal assured the Governor that they will do their best to serve with honesty and diligence



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