The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Ekanem Oyo-Ita has reiterated the commitment of the Federal Government to reposition the Federal Public Service for Improved Service Delivery.
Mrs. Oyo-Ita made the pronouncement during the meeting of the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF) with Multilateral/Development Partners on Monday, 14th May 2018.
The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation stated that in line with the objectives of the Federal Civil Strategy and Implementation Plan, it is expected that by year 2020 the following successes would have been achieved: N60-120bn savings from cleaning HR data on IPPIS; N2.5bn annual savings from digitizing content; 25,000 Civil Servants trained through revamped core modules; 200 future leaders cultivated through LEAD-P; 5 Ministries with performance Management System tools, routines, and dialogues to drive results based performance and at least 3 annual innovation challenges held to cultivate ideas, technologies, and for enhanced service delivery, efficiency and productivity in the Public Service.
Mrs. Oyo-Ita expressed optimism that the present reform will be successful because of its features which include high impact prioritization on initiatives; specificity with actionable and detailed Implementation Plan, clear Governance to drive reforms, partnership for resources to support Implementation and change management as well as Communication Plan.
The Head of Civil Service expressed the commitment of the OHCSF to engage the support of Multilateral/Development Partners to ensure the successful Implementation of the Strategy.
She therefore urged them to support the initiative to ensure sustainable Socio-Economic Development of Nigeria.
Earlier in his welcome remarks the Permanent Secretary, Career Management Office, Mr. Mustapha Sulaiman explained that the objective of the meeting is for the Project Management Teams to Interact with the Multilateral/Development Partners to identify and agree on areas of intervention/support for the successful Implementation of the Eight Priority Initiatives of the Federal Civil Service Strategy and Implementation Plan.
Present at the meeting were representatives of DFID, EU, USAID, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and UNDP.
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14th May 2018.