FG Set to Revamp the Civil Service

The Federal Government said that concerted efforts are ongoing to revamp the civil service for effective service delivery to Nigerians. The Acting Head of the Civil Service of the Federation Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita disclosed this today when she met with the Directorate Level Officers in her office.

She said that as a machinery for the delivery of good governance, the civil service deserves the greatest attention and that is why concerted efforts is being made by government not only to identify areas of weakness of the service, but to streamline past efforts made towards repositioning the service for effective and efficient service delivery to the citizens of this country.

Mrs. Oyo-Ita, who expressed confidence with the caliber of officers serving in the Federal Civil Service today, said further that they should bring their wealth of experience to bear by exploring vigorous measures to make the service a truly enduring and supportive institution which will help drive the change agenda of the present administration.

She said that time has now come for all the civil servants in the country to be EPIC by having a new orientation of being efficient, productive, incorruptible and citizen-centered.

The Head Civil Service said further that the new civil servant should have the mindset that citizens have a right to services, to be treated equally and fairly by their Government, and to expect transparency in the process and to hold the civil servant accountable for government’s performance.

She warned that in this era of change, government will not tolerate any act of indiscipline from any civil servant particularly a situation when workers form the habit of reporting to work late and closing before the official time of 4.00 pm, Mondays to Fridays. Adding that a directive has already been issued to apply appropriate sanctions to the erring officers according to the Public Service Rules.

The Head of Service said that all civil servants must begin to work as a team in order to restore the service to the part of honour and integrity and this she added can only be achieved if the civil servant adheres strictly to the Public Service Culture that enshrines discipline, due process and code of ethics in the conduct of government business.
Mohammed Manga
Assistant Director (Media Relations)
For: Acting Head of the Civil Service of the Federation
15TH December, 2015

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