Acting Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Ekanem Oyo-Ita, has pledged to restore the integrity and dignity of the Federal Civil Service by ensuring that all civil servants are efficient, productive, incorruptible and citizen-centred in their operations.
Mrs Oyo-Ita, who stated this at her inaugural extra-ordinary service wide meeting with Federal Permanent Secretaries in Abuja, urged them to brace up for a new dawn, stressing that time has come for innovations, better efficient and proactive attitudes that would lead to better service delivery to the citizens of Nigeria.
She said it was the collective responsibility of all officers in the service to protect the image of the service, ensure public confidence and trust in the system, otherwise the service will be left out of the scheme of things.
She maintained that the civil service must be innovative and proactive by devising strategies and action plans that will assist the government in addressing the current challenges by rendering services in a most professional, efficient, timely and effective way.
Mrs Oyo-Ita went on to say “under my leadership, there is going to be more structured training because we need to develop capacity, if you are making demands from your staff, you have to give them the basic training and the tools to execute their duties.
“The service should also expect that there will be enhanced performance management and measurement and that there shall be a definite structure for rewards and penalties for those who are failing short and those who are excelling must be rewarded with incentives to survive,” she said.

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