THE PRESIDENCY
OFFICE OF THE HEAD OF THE CIVIL SERVICE OF THE FEDERATION

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OFFICE OF THE HEAD OF CIVIL SERVICE OF THE FEDERATION
FG ASSURES STATE GOVERNMENTS ON CAPACITY BUILDING FOR WORKERS

 

The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita has assured Niger State Government of her office determination to continue to partner with the state in order to build capacity of the Public Service for effective service delivery to Nigerians. 
Mrs. Oyo-Ita gave the assurance today in her office in Abuja when the Executive Governor of Niger State, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello paid her a courtesy call. 
She said that there is need for greater synergy and partnership between and among various services, government and private institutions to leverage on developments, innovation and capacity building of the entire Public and Civil Service that will not only move the Public Service forward for effective service delivery, but to also accelerate development of the economy for the betterment of the lives of the citizenry. 
The Head of Service said that President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the 2017 - 2019 Strategic Plan of the Federal Public Service which she said, requires the Public and Federal Civil Service to stepped up efforts to become more efficient, productive, result oriented, financially accountable and corruption resistant.  
Mrs. Oyo-Ita said further that, “The OHCSF 2017-2019 Strategic Plan aims to create an efficient, productive, incorruptible and citizen-centered (EPIC) civil service, and thereby, immensely improve the performance of the service. Adding that it is an opportunity for the Niger State Civil Service to key into the Strategic Plan in order to improve the capacity of its workforce for better service delivery. 
Her office, she said, is committed to training and retraining of the Federal Civil Servants not only for the purpose of rendering services to Nigerians but for succession planning in the Public Service, and that Niger State Civil Service can  partner with her office not only in the area of capacity building and training of workers but also in the area of provision of welfare services such as the provision of affordable  housing for her workers under the Integrated Staff Housing (FISH) Programme in other to improve productivity.  
She said 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 competences  to adopt positive developments in the global environment, so as to maintain its relevance and discharge its primary function of promoting growth and development in the country. 
Earlier In his remarks, the Executive Governor of Niger State, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello said that the purpose of his visit   was to explore areas where his State Civil Service will partner with the Federal Civil Service particularly on areas of  welfare services, as well as training and capacity building of workers for effective service delivery. 
He said that the service we 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. And that this can only be achieved through constant training and retraining of workers. 
Governor Bello said further that his government will partner with the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation in the area of training of workers and also in the provision of affordable housing for its workers under the Federal Integrated Staff Housing (FISH) Programme, and that his state government was ready to work out modalities with her office for the provision of land for the programme. 
SIGNED 
 Mohammed Manga 
Assistant Director (Media Relations) 
For: Head of the Civil Service of the Federation 
15th September, 2017