Delta civil service commission to provide creche facilities in ministries

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Nkem Ukuofu, Chairman, Delta state Civil Service Commission, has said that the commission would provide creche facilities within the ministries to enable nursing mothers to take care of their babies.

Okwuofu stated this on Thursday in Asaba during a routine inspection exercise at the  Directorate of Sustainable Development Goals.

She said the facilities would provide a conducive environment for mothers to breastfeed their babies and return to work.

According to her, a memo officially banning nursing mothers from bringing infants to work will soon be released.

The civil service commission chairman said that bringing infants to the office exposed the children to infections.

“Apart from the health implication of this practice, it must be known that this is against the rules and regulations of the state civil service,” she said.

Okwuofu also used the occasion to inform the workers that the commission had completed the review of the 1978 civil service rules, which she described as obsolete.

“The approval of the state governor has already been secured, the document will be made available to all civil servants soon.

“The commission has also successfully established its own official website and data base;this contains the retirement dates of civil servants in the state,” she said.

Earlier, Mr Akpesiri Ubogu, the directorate’s Permanent Secretary, pledged the readiness of members of staff to exude commitment and efficiency in service delivery.

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