The Enugu state government has again defended its decision to
construct? a new workers? secretariat? insisting that it was
imperative to provide a
very conducive work environment for public workers in the state in
order to facilitate
improved service delivery and productivity.

The state Head of Service Mr. Dennis Eze stated this while speaking to news men
on what informed the state government decision to demolish the old secretariat
buildings to build a modern complex.

According to Mr. Eze the construction of the new Secretariat Complex situated
on 6.7 hectares of land also became very necessary since the structures at the
old site were dilapidated with leaking roofs and very poor public conveniences.

The Head of Service explained that before embarking on the new complex the
performance implementation arm of government took a holistic review of the
project and discovered that the old building could no longer be effectively
maintained and that that the cost of maintaining one building there could build
two new ones modern facilities.

The state Head of Service stated that apart from approval by the state
executive council, the labour unions and other stakeholders also saw the need
for a modern secretariat complex for public servants in the state.

According to Mr. Eze the new secretariat Complex will help to solve the present
problem of office accommodation facing some ministries departments and agencies
and will also be designed to make provision for the installation of modern day
office equipments for the works.

He therefore appealed to workers in the state to bear the temporal
inconveniences arising from the relocation exercise due to The Enugu state
government says the thirteen billion naira new secretariat complex
under construction was
embarked upon to provide a very conducive work environment for public workers
in the state, for improved service delivery.

The state Head of Service Mr. Dennis Eze stated this while speaking to news men
on what informed the state government decision to demolish the old secretariat
buildings to build a modern complex.

According to Mr. Eze the construction of the new Secretariat Complex seated on
a six point seven lecterns of land also became very necessary since the
structures at the old site are dilapidated with leaking roofs and very poor
public conveniences.

The Head of Service explained that before embarking on the new complex the
performance implementation are of government took a holistic review of the
project and discovered that the old building can no longer be maintained and
Hat Cost of maintain one building there can build two new ones modern
facilities.

The state Head of Service stated that apart from approval by the state
executive council, the labour unions and other stakeholders also saw the need
for a modern secretariat complex for public servants in the state.

According to Mr. Eze the new secretariat Complex will help to solve the present
problem of office accommodation facing some ministries departments and agencies
and will also be designed to make provision for the installation of modern day
office equipments for the works.

He therefore appealed to workers in the state to bear the temporal set back the
relocation exercise due to bear the temporal inconveniences arising
from? construction of the new secretariat assuring
them the project was in their own best interest
Also in his
contribution the state Commissioner for Work Mr. Goddy Madueke said that new
secretariat is a -one stop complex consisting of thirteen complexes of four
storied building each to house all the Ministries Department and Agencies of
Government in the State.
Mr. Madueke
explained that the building of the new modern secretariat complex became very
necessary since it will reduce the man hour being wasted morning from one
distance Ministry Department or Agencies to the other.
The
Commissioner state that the state- of- the- Art Secretariat complex will be
completed within two years with modern building materials that are not harmful
to the health of the people.
He explained
that the demolition of the old secretariat will affect the central area adding
that the two building housing the Ministry of Transport (the old PWD building)
and Ministry of Establishment / Education will be preserved as historic
purposes.
On why the
new complex is not relocated to a virgin area like Ugwgea Nike Emene
Commissioner Madueke explained that it will cost government more because of the
construction of new layout with all the necessary infrastructure.
Apart from
that those locations are not central an will not be very accessible for workers
unlike the present location he explained.

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