Legal Officers in the Unified Local Government system have been charge to be committed to their professional calling.
The Head of Civil Service, Mrs Ekereobong Akpan, gave the charge when members of the Forum of Legal Officers serving in the Local Government Councils, led by Barrister Ememobong Udo, paid her a thank you visit.
Mrs Ekereobong Akpan told the Legal Officers that it was their duty to render professional advice to the council whenever the need arises.
She said this would help check avoidable legal liabilities against the government at the Local Government Level.
On the issues of sponsorship to conferences, training of the Legal Officers, provision of working tools and payment for practicing license fees and stamps, the Head of Civil Service assured them that government places high premium on training and creation of enabling working environment for the work force including law Officers to ensure effective job delivery.
The Head of Civil Service who enjoined them to work hard to move the service forward to justify government’s favorable disposition to their welfare, promised to look into their demands.
In an address read by Barrister Mrs Unyime Odong, the Forum informed the Head of Civil Service, that they were there to thank her for her disposition towards the affairs of workers and for ensuring the payment of their statutory robe allowance.
The forum requested for the provision of working tools, a functional law library, orientation of the council leadership on the importance of court processes, effect of time limits and timely delivery of court processes to legal Officers as well as training and sponsorship to conferences, payment for practicing license, among others.
The Legal Officers thanked the Head of Civil Service, Mrs Ekereobong and promised to work hard and to support Governor Udom Emmanuel-led administration to enable it do more for the workers.