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FG Moves For Total Overhaul Of Civil Service


The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita said that more holistic reforms of the Nigeria’s civil service are to be initiated by the Federal Government.

Oyo- Ita who disclosed this in Abuja recently during a reception organized by her group of friends in honour of her recent appointment as the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation by President Muhammadu Buhari said, that one of the key mission of the present administration is to restore the lost glory of the Federal Civil Service, through holistic reforms in order to ensure effective service delivery to Nigerians.

She said that as she settles down in office, she will continue to build on the brilliant ideas of her predecessors in order to move the service forward.
The Head of Service said further that the reforms that are to be initiated by government are aimed at achieving financial accountability, value for money through capacity building and structured training programmes to equip civil servants with relevant skills to do their job diligently and efficiently.

Other areas to be looked into according to her include personnel structure and Performance Management System (PMS) where there would be reward for hard work and effective service delivery and sanctions for poor performance.

She assured that the present administration is committed to the future and welfare of workers, and that is why government has recently inaugurated the Federal Integrated Staff Housing (FISH) programme which is an avenue to enable civil servants own their homes.

Present at the reception were the Executive Governor of Gombe State, Alhaji Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Engr. David Lawal Babachir, four former Heads of Services, Engr, Ebere OKeke; Professor Abraham Afolabi; Alhaji Isa Bello Sali; and Alhaji Bukar Goni Aji.

Also present were some serving and retired Permanent Secretaries as well as members of the Diplomatic Corps.

                                                                                                                                          – Charity Simon, Abuja 


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