COVID-19: BPSR Suspends Crowd Pulling Seminars
In line with the federal government directives to contain the spread of coronavirus pandemic, the Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR), has postponed its crowd pulling seminars slated for March.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Director General, Mr. Dasuki Arabi, noting that all programs and seminars of the bureau has been suspended in consideration of the current situation arising from the COVID-19 scourge.
Mr. Dasuki noted that, the bureau is bearing in mind the need to desist from taking steps that would not only put the welfare of its staff in risk, but also help the fight to containing the deadly scourge in the country.
“Due to the health challenge in country, we are indefinitely postponing our seminars and programs which is aimed at exchanging ideas on reform issues and also share experiences with a view of impacting knowledge and broadening the understanding of participants on Public Service”
While express regret for the inconvenience due to the postponement, the DG assured that a new date will be communicated when normalcy is restored regarding the deadly pandemic.
“The health challenge that the entire world has been forced to grapple with, is by the day becoming a reality beyond denial. The virus has spread around the world and the number of those infected in Nigeria seems to be steadily rising”
“The reality on ground as well as the measures taken by various governments across the globe and at home here, is the major reason why we are suspending our crowd pulling activities to arrest the spread of this deadly disease as well as to safeguard the wellbeing of our well-meaning colleagues” he emphasized.
While urging various governments to use new strategy for providing periodic updates on response actions for handling the pandemic, he advised state chapters to also suspend similar activities at their level including monthly general meeting.
“Both state and federal government have been proactive in containing the pandemic, but we are however hopeful that strategic communication and information management should be improved. And as we remain hopeful in the containment of the scourge, will continue to monitor developments with a view of fixing new dates for our programs as soon as the situation permits” he assured.