September 27, 2021

Plateau State to Introduce e-Governance in 17 LGs

The Plateau State Local Government Service Commission has hinted that in no distant future it will adopt the system of e-Governance to ease the running of the 17 Local Governments of the state.

This hint was given by the newly inaugurated Chairman of the Local Government Service Commission, Chief Robert Taple while taking over from the Permanent Secretary, Henry Lankwop in a brief ceremony which was held at the

Chief Robert Taple who is handling the office for the second time explained that the Commission will take advantage of the ICT Base currently being set up by the governor Simon Lalong administration and sort out the financial, technical and mechanical requirements to commence the e-Governance which he said will reduce the risk associated with travelling of principal officers especially now that kidnapping and other crimes have soared to an alarming rate.

At the meeting which was attended by the Directors of Personnel, Directors of Finance of the 17 Local Governments, NULGE President, Plateau State and Chairman of the Forum of Directors, Robert Taple advised staff of the Local Governments to go back and acquire the basic computer training required for the effective application of the e-governance when it eventually kick-starts.

While appreciating the Permanent Secretary of the Commission, Henry Lankwop for a job well done in handling the affairs of the Commission since his last tenure expired, Chief Taple noted that no transfers effected by the State Government shall be reversed. He cautioned those who are yet to resume their postings to do so with immediate effect and those with genuine concerns to forward it to the Commission.

A Cross section of the handing over

Chief Taple further disclosed that the welfare of staff of the Commission shall be his paramount concern and warned that the issue of worker truancy at the Local Governments shall no longer be tolerated as defaulters will be dealt with according to the extant laws of the Commission.

“We are aware of truancy of workers, those who presented fake results and those who reduced their ages in order to stay longer than necessary in service. I urge you to quickly resolve the issue as a committee will be set up to fish out defaulters and also come up with the nominal list of all workers in the 17 Local Governments”, he said.

Earlier in his welcome and hand over speech, Permanent Secretary to the Commission, Henry Lankwap gave thanks to God for helping them achieve and conclude the outstanding promotion and conversion of staff, the transfer of the local government unified staff across the 17 local government which has not been carried out for the past 15 years, as well as the renovation of the conference hall and other offices in the Commission.

The Permanent Secretary appreciated governor Simon Lalong for returning Chief Robert Taple for the second time noting that it will be a plus to the Commission because he is in the know of the challenges of the Commission and will better handle it.