General Services Office

PROFILE OF GENERAL SERVICES OFFICE, GSO

 

MISSION

To provide qualitative, efficient and improved services to the Civil Servants and members of the public in general.

 

VISION

To manage, control, co-ordinate and supervise the career of staff and officers pooled by the General Services office namely, Administrative officers, Executive officers (G/D), Confidential Secretaries, Management Development officers, Secretarial Assistants, Stores officers/Assistants, Clerical officers/Assistants, Messengers, Cleaners, Cooks, Stewards, Laundrymen, Instructors, Telephone operators, Drivers, Gardeners and Security Guards and to make them efficient, effective and result-oriented in the Service.

 

STATUTORY RESPONSIBILITIES

The General Services office, as Cabinet office, is saddled with the following responsibilities:

  • Provision of staff in liaison with the office of the Head of Civil Service for new establishments and ad-hoc bodies.
  • Acquisition of private properties for office and residential accommodation for public officers.
  • Preparation of document in liaison with the Secretary to the State Government for swearing in of public officers and political office holders.
  • Salaries administration of public office holders.
  • Provision of personnel records and statistics of the civil servants and allied staff.
  • Co-ordination of activities of civil servants in the state ministries, extra-ministerial departments and agencies especially officers pooled by the General Services Office such as, Administrative officers, Manpower development officers, Labour officers, Executive officers (General Duties), Confidential Secretaries, Secretarial Assistants, Stores officers, Catering officers, Motor Drivers, Messengers, Porters and Telephone operators.
  • Issuance of certificate of state of origin to Akwa Ibom State indigenes.
  • Management of the multi-purpose hall, Governor’s office Annex, Uyo, for the purpose of generating revenue.
  • Receipt of all petitions and complaints on issues that pertain to Public/Civil servants and disposed them within two (2) weeks provided such matter(s) fall within the competence of the office.
  • Career development of all civil servants especially the senior management staff.
  • Oversee and control pooled staff in the service including promotion, conversion/upgrading and also payroll public officers and political office holders.
  • Liaising with parastatals on general services matters.
  • Employment of Junior Staff.
  • Production of statistical information and updating of seniority/disposition lists of pooled staff and Permanent Secretaries
  • Maintenance of government hired properties in and outside the state and payment of house rents to Landlords.
  • Generating monthly revenue to government through deducting at source from salaries of officers residing in government quarters.
  • Presenting awards to deserving staff/officers of the state civil service.
  • Promotes good relationship between government and the general public.
  • Implement good policies and programmes on staff management.
  • Serves as engine house as well as clearing house for all civil servants in the State.

 

ACHIEVEMENTS:

The General Services office has recorded various achievements which are    highlighted below:

 

Junior Staff Recruitment:

Four Hundred (400) junior staff from salary grade level 02 – 06 have been recruited as approved by His Excellency the Governor.

 

Senior Staff Promotion:

Six Hundred and Sixty-nine (669) staff from salary grade level 06 – 16 have been screened and recommended for promotion to the next higher ranks with effect from 1/1/2015 and have been forwarded to civil service commission.

 

Housing:

As part of the responsibilities to provide shelter to government departments; the General Services office has achieved the following in this respect:

(i)     Renovation of government hired properties   –       N429,097,195.18

(ii)    New Properties Hired by Akwa Ibom State Government – N470,236,644.00

(iii)    Federal Government Ministry/Department/Agency’s office accommodation Rented by the Akwa Ibom State Government

His Excellency, the Governor has also granted approval to provide accommodation to the underlisted Federal Government Establishments.

S/NO MINISTRY/DEPARTMENT/AGENCY ADDRESS
1 NATIONAL OIL SPILL DETECTION AND RESPONSE AGENCY (NOSDRA) NO. 22 WILLIAM STREET, UYO
2 NIGERIA PRISONS SERVICES (NPS) NO. 34 EKPENYONG STREET     UYO
3 NATIONAL LOTTERY REGULATION COMMISSION, UYO NO. 4 ESUENE STREET

UYO

4 RESIDENCE FOR FEDERAL JUDGE, NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL COURT. LINE H, PLOT 8 ITIAM/EWET HOUSING ESTATE, UYO
5 NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHT COMMISSION NO. 169 NWANIBA ROAD, UYO
6 NIGERIAN BUILDING AND ROAD RESEARCH INSTITUTE (NBRRI) UBI INYANG STREET, UYO
7 COOPERATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION UBI INYANG STREET, UYO
8 NATIONAL PRODUCTIVITY CENTRE, UYO NO. 99 NKEMBA LANE,

OFF NO.34 NKEMBA STREET

UYO.

9 NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARDS AND REGULATIONS ENFORCEMENT AGENCY (NESREA) NO. 1 UKANA EBET STREET, UYO

Payment of Rent to Landlords:  A total of N444,435,090.10 (Four Hundred and Forty-four Million, Four Hundred and Thirty-five Thousand and Ninety Naira, Ten Kobo) has been approved and disbursed to Landlords.