Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita has said that there is need for greater synergy between and among various services and government institutions.
Mrs. Oyo-Ita, who stated this in Minna, the Niger State capital in her keynote address at the 39th meeting of the National Council on Establishment, NCE, said that this is to influence developments and innovations that will move the service forward for effective service delivery to Nigerians.
She said that the “embrace of technology and innovation are crucial to lift the Public Service from its current state of inertia, and ensure that the service is SMART, in terms of work processes and procedures while reducing the transaction cycle to an acceptable limit”.
In a press statement signed by the Assistant Director, Media Relations, in the office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mr. Mohammed Manga and made available to Nigerian Pilot in Abuja, the Head of Service stated further that as the only most viable instrument available to all governments for the formulation and implementation of policies, programmes and projects, the Civil Service must develop the capacity and competencies to adopt positive developments in the global environment, to maintain its relevance and discharge its primary function of promoting growth and development in the country.
She added that there is the need to recognise and embrace emerging skills, knowledge and right culture required to propel the service to be a modern engine of governance.
Mrs. Oyo-Ita emphasised that though there is no gain saying that the Service has continued to grapple with several challenges, some of which are systematic, these challenges according to her, are not insurmountable given the fact that the Service that use to know was not only respected, but was innovative, result-oriented and attractive to the best in the society.
Earlier in his welcome address, the Niger State Head of Service Alhaji Mohammed Maude Lapai implored all the Civil Servants in the country to continue to discharge their duties and responsibilities with greater efficiency, dedication, and loyalty to the governments.
In his opening remarks, the Executive Governor, of Niger State, Alhaji Sani Bello who was represented at the event by the Deputy Governor, Alhaji Ahmed Mohammed, the Governor said that, the Service Nigerians need today is the one that is not inclined to material acquisition but one that is built on uprightness, honesty and high sense of integrity in service delivery.

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