Charity Simon, Abuja
Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita has re-affirmed the desire of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to equip civil servants through capacity building in order to improve service delivery.
Mrs. Oyo-Ita made this known during a Town-Hall meeting held recently with the staff of the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, at the Public Service Institute of Nigeria (PSIN) in Abuja.
She said that funds will be made available to ensure service wide training of all civil servants in various Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) stressing that proper staff training is one of the key areas for human capital development.
According to her, a policy control mechanism on training will be introduced in order to build a structured human capacity development.
Mrs. Oyo-Ita further said, her vision is to see that the service is “efficient, productive, incorruptible and citizen centered”(EPIC).
She urged civil servants to be innovative and productive so that, the civil service would be a revenue generating center for the government.
Speaking earlier, the Permanent Secretary, Common Services Office in the Office of the Head of Service, Mr. Yemi Adelakun, said plans are underway to improve pension related issues stressing that it would not be business as usual with the appointment of the Acting Director-General, in Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD).
He added that with his wealth of experience the Acting Director-General would be of immense benefit to the service with regards to pension related matters.
Also speaking in the Town-Hall meeting was the President of the Joint Union Negotiating Council (JUNC), Comrade Olaiya Bisola Sunday who appealed to the Head of Service to look into issues of staff welfare, electricity, and functional elevators.