Staff of the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Welfare have been urged to consider their duty as a call to service to humanity and opportunity to contribute their quota toward effective delivery of Governor Udom Emmanuel's completion agenda. The commissioner for women affairs and social welfare, Dr. Ini Adiakpan, who made the call, recently, during her maiden meeting with the staff of the ministry, reminded the workers that they were not in the service by accident, rather, their task was to render selfless service to God and humanity, thereby contributing positively toward the overall development of the state. The maiden meeting which coincided with the weekly prayer meeting of the ministry was to seek the face of God for the grace to deliver on the assigned mandate as enshrined in the development agenda of the present administration. Adiakpan whose exhortation was titled: Salt of the Earth, with the text drawn from Matthew 5:13, admonished the staff to consider themselves as the salt of the earth, having responsibilities to deliver on any assigned duty, adding, "as salt of the earth, you have responsibilities and if you allow your salt to go bad, it would produce a colouration which might not augur well for consumption." While urging the staff to reappraise their performances whether they were in line with the service rules, the new commissioner pointed out that the ministry's mandate was a unique one which centred on caring for the less-privileged in the society, thereby touching lives positively, stressing, "we are here to contribute our quota in delivering on the governor's mandate," noting that it was through such collective effort that the governor won the Child's Rights award last year, and solicited for the sustenance of the tempo. The women affairs boss who called for punctuality and hard work among the staff, maintained, "I'll work with the relevant authorities to ensure that what is meant for you comes to you based on the availability of resources." In her remark, the permanent secretary, Mrs Margaret Edem, thanked God for preserving the lives of the staff in the ministry. She particularly expressed appreciation to God for the posting of the new commissioner to the ministry and expressed optimism that the ministry will witness another phase of progress during her tenure, while assuring the commissioner of the cooperation of the staff. The occasion also featured intercessory prayers for God's guidance to the governor and his wife; wisdom for the leadership of the ministry and the staff as well as divine intervention in the affairs of Nigeria, among others.