The Acting Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita has called on the Federal Civil Servants in the country to key into the present administration’s change agenda by ensuring that they report to work early.
Mrs. Oyo-Ita made the call today in Abuja when she paid an unscheduled visit to the Federal Ministry of Communication Technology. She said that she was at the ministry to see how well staff aligned themselves with the change mantra of the present administration. She commended the Permanent Secretary, Directors and Staff of the ministry for being in their offices as early as 8:10 am.
The Acting Head of Service urged staff of the ministry to exhibit the highest level of professionalism in all their responsibilities in view of the strategic and significant role the ministry is expected to play in the development of the nation. She said that civil servants must be seen to function as agents of change by ensuring that they render efficient and effective services to Nigerians in order to accelerate economic growth and development in the country.
Mrs. Oyo-Ita pointed out that in order to enhance the ministry’s workforce; relevant training programmes will be required to enhance their knowledge in ICT so as to position them in the new task ofbringing the desired change. She called on the staff of the ministry to continue to cooperate with the management of the ministry. Oyo- Ita also promised to operate an open door policy to work with everyone provided it is within the context of the Public Service Rules. She reminded workers in the ministry that the present administration is committed to the provision of better services to Nigerians and that civil servants have a greater role to play in the realization of this objective.
She further advised the ministry and the parastatal’s management to see the possibility ofNigerian Postal Services entering into the public private partnership (PPP) in such areas as the provision of financial services, courier services, money transfer, E-commerce, and modernizing postal offices nationwide, so as not to allow government resources waste away.
Earlier, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Communication Technology, Architect Sunny Echono, assured total loyalty of staff and commitment to the present administration’s change agenda. He pleaded for more office accommodation for staffin order to create an enabling environment for better service delivery.
– Charity Simon, Abuja