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FG Challenges Workers On Change Agenda


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


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