The Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has unveiled a strategic plan from 2017-2019 aimed at repositioning the Federal Civil Service for efficient service delivery to Nigerians and progressive development of the country.
The plan which is in a four broad spectrum strategy initiated by the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita, was unveiled at the Banquet Hall of the State House Abuja yesterday.
At the event, the Acting President Osinbajo called for a holistic approach in the improvement of the lot of the civil servants in a Change environment, adding that Nigerian public workers have historically offered robust contributions in the development of major sectors of the country.
He said that the civil servants over the years have pioneered and implemented some of the most robust and community-driven programmes in the history of our country as such, something must be done to improve their lot.
He expressed optimism that the plan anchored on four strategic goals, would result in the development of the country if addressed while also offering to be a part of the small group that would transform the country.
Earlier in her lecture paper on “The Role of the Civil Service in a Change Environment: The Change is Now”, the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita said that the strategic plan which was unveiled for the Federal Civil Service, has clearly defined objectives and requisite initiatives for its actualization in consonance with the National Strategy for Public Service Reforms.
She said that the Civil Service under her leadership would chart a new course that would be driven by efficiency, productivity, incorruptible and citizen- Centred-EPIC; design and implement an enterprise content management system (ECM); develop entrepreneurship culture and commercial orientation in the civil service and to improve the welfare and benefit packages for civil servants.
The Head of Service said further that, the inculcation of entrepreneurship and commercial culture in public servants would transform the service from being perceived as cost centres to revenue earners, saying that the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of the Federal Government would become idea generation powerhouses that would complement the private sectors in creating business opportunities for government.
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