By Magnus Emuji
Concerned Staff of the Delta State Post Primary Education Board and associates of the Permanent Secretary of the board Headquarters, Mr. Augustine Chukwuma have lauded his contributions to the board in the area of effective service delivery.
The event was held at the Nigeria Union of Teachers’ House(NUT ) and attended by the Senior Special Assistant to Delta State Governor, office of the Secretary to the State Government ( SSG), Mr. Felix Ideh, the immediate past Special Adviser to the Governor on SERVICOM and Labour Relations, Comrade Mike Okeme , Chief Jonathan Udele among other top dignitaries.
Speaking at the ceremony, a renowned educationist and a very close associate of the PS in the board, Comrade Godspower Ogwah described the outgoing Permanent Secretary as an embodiment of knowledge and experience in the educational system.
Comrade Ogwah, an Assistant Director of Planning, Research and Statistics in the board said that concerned friends decided to honour the retiring Permanent Secretary, Augustine Chukwuma for his achievements in the board.
While saying that Mr. Chukwuma operated open door policy and carried everybody along in the scheme of things, Comrade Ogwah noted that during his time the board recorded several achievements.
In her goodwill message, the State Commissioner for Secondary Education, Mrs. Rose Ezewu who was represented by the Public Relations Officer (PRO) in Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education, Mr. Magnus Emuji stated that Mr. Chukwuma’s contributions in the education sector was legendary.
Mrs. Ezewu commended Mr. Chukwuma for his services to the State Government, adding that the retiring Permanent Secretary had been reliable and dependable when it mattered most just as she advised civil servants to consider retirement as not punishment in any way but strive to prepare for their retirement on time by investing in things that would impact on their lives .
Responding, Mr. Chukwuma lauded concerned Staff of the board for finding him worthy of the honour, saying that civil service had given him the opportunity to contribute his quotas to the State Government.
Mr. Chukwuma commended the staff of board for the supports at all times, adding that his success depended on their cooperation just as he urged civil servants to put the interest of the job above personal gains.
He also thanked the State Governor, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa for appointing him as Permanent Secretary in the State Civil Service