FG Tasks Directors On Successful Implementation Of Executive Order
The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita has called on Directors of various Federal Ministries, to ensure successful Implementation and Operationalization of the recently signed Executive Order (EO), of the Federal Government.
Mrs. Oyo-Ita, made the call in Abuja yesterday during a one-day workshop organized for Directorate Level Officers in the core Federal Ministries, on the Operationalization of the Executive Order aimed at the Promotion of Transparency and Efficiency in the Business Environment, saying that the policy would not succeed without the unflinching commitment of Public Servants.
The Head of Service, who was represented at the event by the Permanent Secretary, Common Services Office in the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mr. Christian Ohaa, said that, change is inevitable in the drive to achieve the goals of a greater nation that we all desire and that the task of nation building is a collective responsibility that is primarily driven by a small percentage of the polity.
She said that the successful implementation of Government policies and programmes that are instrumental to the provision of essential services to the people rest on the shoulders of the Public Service and therefore it is expected to perform its role as the drivers of the vehicle of change. To achieve this, Oyo-Ita said, Public Servants must demonstrate a high level of loyalty and patriotism so as to help support the successful implementation of this policy directives of Government which is intended to create transparency in business environment and motivate genuine local and foreign investors to invest their funds in profitable business activities in the country.
Also speaking at the occasion, the Acting Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Dr. (Mrs.) Habiba Muda Lawal said that the Executive Order is one of the measures being deployed by the current Administration to achieve improved business environment for accelerated diversification of the economy and to up the inflow of direct foreign investment.
The Acting Secretary to the Government of the Federation, who was represented by Ambassador Bamgbose, Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, also mandated all public institutions to ensure the creation of an enabling environment for businesses to thrive by promoting transparency and efficiency, economic diversification and support for local content in all public procurements, in order to stimulate the Country’s economy.
She said that the full operationalization of the Executive Order of the Federal Government by the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) is expected to usher in a new vista in the conduct of Government Business that would encourage more commitment in the delivery of public service, devoid of corruption, indiscipline and ineptitude.
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