FG Tasks Workers On Attitudinal Change
The Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has called on Nigerian workers to change their attitude to work for the overall development of the Nation. Prof. Osinbajo made the call recently in Abuja at an interactive session with Middle Level Civil and Public Servants on the ‘’Promotion of Transparency and Efficiency in the Business Environment’’ in Nigeria.
The interactive session he said was an avenue to sensitize workers from technical and professional departments that are particularly involved with the implementation of the recently signed Executive order on the ease of doing business in Nigeria.
Prof. Osinbajo, said the directive was necessary as the future of our country lies in our hands, ‘’as a religious nation, prayer and fasting alone without hard work cannot take us anywhere’’. We have a duty not to destroy the present prosperity of our nation. He said ‘’the Public Service has the power to change the social, political and Economic development story of a nation. ‘’if we choose to do what we are called to do, we will change the face of our country’’. Stressing that delays in the delivery of services always has a negative impact on desired output ‘’anytime we create obstacles for doing business, we attack the Nigerian economy, we attack our prosperity as a nation, we also attack the future of the nation’’ he said.
He urged workers to see Government policy as their personal policy and push forward for the effective implementation of the Executive Order (E01) which contains far-reaching measures with direct benefits for Nigerian businesses as a proof of the Federal Government’s commitment and determination to ease the business environment.
Earlier in her welcome address, the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita, said that ‘’It is important to note that this interactive forum is not intended to rewrite or spawn up causes that will constrain the implementation of the Executive Orders, but rather to proffer strategies that would achieve their successful implementation’’
She urged workers to see the call on the full implementation of the recently signed Executive Order as an opportunity to demonstrate their commitment and support for the declared policy directives of Government and therefore commit to their successful implementation for the greater good of the nation, while assuring workers that Government is working assiduously on how to clear the backlog of many years of accumulated and unpaid staff arrears.
Akinwumi Taiwo Olufunke
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For: Director Communications