Head of the Civil Service of the Federation Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita has said that efforts are ongoing to ensure the digitalization of records in the Federal Public Service, even as she assured that Government has no plans to streamline its workforce.
According to a press statement signed by the Assistant Director, Media Relations, office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation and made available to Nigerian Pilot in Abuja, the reason for this is to improve efficiency in the civil service
Mrs. Oyo-Ita stated this during an interactive session with participants of class 22 of the Policy, Strategy and Leadership Course of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, NIPSS, Kuru, during their visit to the Office of Head of Civil Service in Abuja
She said that, her office had recently embarked on the verification exercise of Directorate level officers in all the Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs, of the Federal Government. The exercise according to her is designed to produce accurate bio-data of this level of officers for informed leadership and succession planning in the Federal Public Service.
She assured that Government has no plans to streamline its workforce rather, it is doing everything possible to improve the welfare of its workforce especially in the areas of housing, health and pension matters.
The Head of Service advised participants of the course to develop policies that would move the country forward and to bring their intellectual ability into a positive process that would bring increased value to Nigerians. Stressing further on the need for a value and cultural re-orientation among civil servants in the country, which she said is critical to ensure professionalism, self-esteem, loyalty and dedication in to duty.
Mrs. Oyo-Ita added that government is exploring the possibility of having in place a Performance Management System, PMS, which will be used to encourage diligent personnel by rewarding them and sanctioning erring ones.
She further said that since she took over the leadership of the Federal Civil Service, she was not only looking at how to reposition the service to be more efficient, productive, incorruptible and citizen-centred, EPIC, but also a service that will move from a cost centre to a revenue generating hub where the potentials of all revenue outfits in the Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs, of the Federal Government are fully utilized.


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