ANAMBRA State Government has reiterated its commitment to having an efficient and productive workforce and will not condone indiscipline and indolence among its workforce. These negative indicators it regarded as the bane of true transformation in any society.
The state Commissioner for Lands, Nnamdi Onukwuba, disclosed this at the workshop on “Improving the Ease of Doing Business in Anambra” organised by the state Ministry of Economic Planning, Budget, and Development Partners in collaboration with the World Bank for heads of ministries and agencies in the state, stressing the need for improved administrative procedures.
Onukwuba argued that a weak system would be counterproductive of any organisation’s goals. He maintained that his ministry has charged its staff on the best conduct in attaining its objectives. “I wouldn’t say it is a credit to throw somebody out of the ministry, but it is good for the system to remove anyone when the person works against the system. We assign competent hands in the right place. I removed three staff from the ministry in the last one year and posted them back to the Head of Service. If we found anyone erring, we remove the person immediately that is the mandate from Governor Willie Obiano, he does not want Ministry of Lands to go back to Egypt.”
The commissioner further disclosed that the ministry is trying to reduce to the barest minimum the time spent in getting titles, Certificate of Occupancy, (C of O) and every land administrative process. “In property registration we are ranked highly. In the past one year, the ministry has scaled up its activities. We are bent on getting every business transacted at the ministry concluded within the shortest time.”
The workshop he noted, was apt to the ministry’s assignment; it pointed out areas the ministry needs to improve upon and where it has performed well. The commissioner assured that when next another review comes up the ministry’s ranking would have has much improved.