By Mens Ikpeme
Governor Ben Ayade flew in from abroad to announce thousands of fictitious Government appointments. He recruited more SAs, SSAs, LOs, PS, PAs, etc. He did this without any official positions nor offices for these appointees.
The saddest thing is that early appointees are ghost personnel, in excess. who he intends to use as delegates to ensure his party’s nomination come 2019. (That’s if he gets there.)
Appointees use their personal cars for official duties, most of them move around in hired taxis.
Appointees like Commissioner for Justice, Barr. Joseph Abong, use their personal money to run their respective ministries as was lamented recently by him in the news portal.
Appointees are not paid salaries, neither do they enjoy any form of imprest. They shall have no offices in their purported ministries.
These appointees have no adequate orientation nor basic Civil Services training.
In an ideal system, this number of appointments cannot handle a projected volume of proper job circulation of an office of any Government at a given level for every minute of every day’s job appropriately. One of the greatest struggles this state faces regarding excess staff is the perception of what “busy” means in a particular office, the reality of how busy an office actually is, and how that translates to job effectiveness.
The cost of appointment is enormous. In this challenging economy where every state is forced to change the way they operate, they try to do more with a specific number of appointments.
The mere making of excess appointments without equated remuneration negatively impacts productivity, In this type of situation, appointees shall be trapped in the doldrums of negativity and exhaustion, with no energy to inject innovation and creativity.
This shall create low morale, less productivity, unforgiveable mistakes, bad influence of co-appointees and the State’s working machinery shall be in shambles.
Can Governor Ayade use the State’s monthly allocation for his current show of appointments where the State receives a projected figure of 2.8billion of monthly allocation? Salaries alone are projected at 4.2billion. How would Gov. Ayade reconcile this?
Would he be relying on Internal Revenue generations when he has abandoned several of the State’s revenue access points like Obudu Cattle Ranch, Marina Resort, Tinapa etc.
Governor Ayade turned Cross River State into a retail shop outlet.
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