By Ishaq Dan-Imam, Lokoja
Kogi state Progressive Ambassadors (KPA), a public service watchdog has demanded improvement in public service delivery in the public sector governance of the state.
The group whose membership cut across the 21 LGAs and election wards in the state is engaging Heads of government agencies to deliver efficient service delivery to the people of the state in line with the policy trust of Governor Yahaya Bello-led administration.
According to the group, the policy trust is people-focused and development-driven.
President of (KPA) Hon. Ismaila Abdullahi, who led members of the organization to the management of Kogi state specialists’ hospital in Lokoja on Wednesday, said KPA was concerned with service improvement and efficiency in service delivery to Kogians in nooks and crannies.
Ismaila, who described Governor Yahaya Bello as a pace-setter with a reformist development agenda for the state, urged the public office holders in the “New Direction” administration of Governor Yahaya Bello to offer high-quality service delivery to Kogians in tandem with the ‘new order’ of positive change.
Ismaila noted that while most appointees in government live above board with quality service delivery records, the efficiency level of some government agencies falls short of public expectations, as expressed by the people who receive such public services rendered by the MDAs:
“In recognition of the excellent public health services being rendered to the patients at satisfaction level, commensurate to government’s huge investment in public health care delivery and the growing appreciation of the people, KPA as an organization keeping watch on the performance and quality of service in public institutions in the state.
“We cannot but honor the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Lokoja Specialists hospital, Professor Adagiri, with the award of excellence in public service delivery.”
Professor Adagiri dedicated the award to the Executive governor of Kogi state, Alhaji Yahaya Bello who found him worthy to serve the state in the capacity of CMD of the state specialists’ hospital.
The CMD urged Kogians to report any form of dissatisfaction they may encounter in the course of seeking quality health care from the hospital as his doors are wide open to complaints from the public.