-BY ONORIODE ETATSEMI:
The Solicitor-General and Permanent Secretary in the Delta Ministry of Justice, Mr. Omamuzo Erebe has described retirement from the civil service as an important milestone in the life of any civil servant in the public service.
Erebe stated this in Asaba at a send forth party organised in honour of a retiring staff of the Ministry, Mrs. Victoria Emephia, who attained the mandatory retirement age of 60 years.
He stated that civil servants should look forward to retirement with joy, as it was a culmination of the hard work put in by them in service to their State.
Erebe stated that Mrs. Emephia, who was bowing out as a Deputy Director in the State Civil Service, was a committed legal officer who would be remembered for her diligence, humility, love, and respect for all.
Staff of the Ministry also poured encomiums on Mrs Emephia, describing her as a very humble and dedicated officer.
In her response, Mrs. Emephia said that she was overwhelmed with joy by the honour done her and commended her colleagues for their support during her service years.
Mrs. Emephia paid glowing tributes to the immediate past Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Isaiah Bozimo, for his outstanding efforts and innovations in repositioning the Ministry. She said she benefitted immensely from his transformation initiatives.
She also commended the Solicitor-General and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry for how he has effectively run the affairs of the Ministry.
The high point of the ceremony was the presentation of a letter of commendation by the Ministry of Justice to the retiring staff. The celebrant later cut her 60th year birthday cake and was presented with gifts by different departments of the Ministry.