C’River Women Affairs Commissioner Urges Staff to Prioritize Punctuality and Trust

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…Irom Assures of Positive Transformations in Cross River Women Affairs Ministry


Calabar, NigeriaThe newly sworn-in Cross River state Commissioner for Women Affairs, Hon. Edema Irom, has called on the ministry’s staff to exhibit proactivity in their various roles. She emphasised that punctuality and trust are essential factors for achieving set goals NEGROIDHAVEN can report.

Addressing the ministry’s staff during her inaugural meeting in Calabar, Commissioner Irom stressed the significance of teamwork in accomplishing objectives and desired outcomes. ‘Let us consider our tasks here as matters of trust, and let’s collaborate as a cohesive team to ensure that our goals are realised,’ she urged.

Highlighting her own journey to her current position, Irom shared, ‘I am a testament to God’s grace. I did not seek political favour to become a commissioner; I relied on divine guidance to direct my path.’

She encouraged the staff to maintain a focus on efficiency, punctuality, and trust. ‘If you are unable to arrive early, make an effort to do so. Let’s contribute collectively to the growth of this institution, foster productive processes, and cultivate mutual trust among ourselves,’ she advised.

Irom underscored the importance of maintaining a positive work environment, stating, ‘By conducting ourselves properly, efficiently fulfilling our duties, and refraining from gossip or other damaging behaviors, we can expect divine rewards. Our hard work, punctuality, and aversion to backbiting will be recognized, and our careers will advance.’

The commissioner commended the staff’s dedication, which led to the successful execution of the 23rd Regular National Council Meeting on Women Affairs held in the state shortly after her inauguration.

Dr. Alice Egbe, the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, expressed the staff’s commitment to their roles and promised to remain proactive in their assigned tasks. ‘We prayed for a commissioner who is not only compassionate but also committed to women and children’s welfare. We are delighted that our prayers have been answered.’

Egbe assured the commissioner of the staff’s unwavering dedication. ‘Rest assured that we will uphold our responsibilities and continue to function as a cohesive team, as we always have. We are aligned with your vision and eagerly anticipate positive transformations under your leadership.’

Following the introductory meeting with the entire staff, Commissioner Irom proceeded to meet with the management cadre to strategize on ways to enact positive transformations within the ministry.

As the commissioner embarks on her tenure, her emphasis on punctuality, trust, and teamwork suggests a commitment to fostering an environment of productivity and growth in the Cross River State Women Affairs Ministry.