BY Chima Azubuike, Gombe Gombe State governor, Inuwa Yahaya on Wednesday, inaugurated Council and Steering Committee on Civil Service Reforms. The Council is headed by the governor, while the Steering Committee on Civil Service Reforms is chaired by the secretary to the state government, Prof. Ibrahim Njodi. The Council is saddled with the responsibilities of policy formulation, while the Steering Committee has the mandate on implementing the reforms. The inauguration was held at the new Banquet Hall, Government House, Gombe. Speaking during the inauguration, the governor said the constitution of both the Council and the Steering Committee was due to the recommendation of the Sectoral Committee on Civil Service Reforms set up at the inception of his administration. Yahaya noted that the reforms has become imperative, if the civil service, which he described as the engine room of government, is to effectively live up to Its mandate. The governor however charged members of the committee to live above board, while discharging the mandate given to them. While responding on , secretary to the state government, Prof. Ibrahim Njodi who is the chairman of the Steering Committee, noted that while reforms are difficult to achieve, they are nevertheless inevitable. He assured of the readiness of the committee to work round the clock, with a view to achieving government’s determination to revive the state’s civil service.