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

OFFICE OF HE HEAD OF CIVIL SERVICE OF THE FEDERATION

PRESS RELEASE

39TH NATIONAL COUNCIL ON ESTABLISHMENT DECISIONS FULLY IMPLEMENTED – PS (SPSO)

The decisions of the 39th National Council on Establishment (NCE) which include  uniform Scheme of Service for all category of Nurses with common nomenclature of ‘Nursing Officers’; Internship for graduate Nurses who do not possess the professional registered Nurse/Registered Midwife qualification; Enhancing entry Salary Grade Level 08 for all category of Higher National Diploma (HND) holders; and creation of Assistant Education  Officers Cadre SGL 07 – 14 for candidates with requisite qualification in Special Education, have been fully implemented through various circulars, as well as  conveyed to the relevant stakeholders that originated the memoranda..

This was disclosed by the Permanent Secretary, Service, Policies and Strategies Office (SPSO), Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mr. Ndubuisi Osuji on Monday, 12th March, 2018, during the opening ceremony of the Technical Session of the 40th National Council on Establishment holding in Owerri, Imo State capital.

He also said that the meeting will consider a total of eighty memoranda comprising eighteen reference cases and sixty-six new memoranda, submitted by State Governments, Federal Government Agencies and other stakeholders.

In addition, he said the reports and recommendations of both the Standing Committees and Joint National Public Service Negotiating Councils are part of the agenda for the meeting.

According to him, the previous decisions of Council on creation of new cadres, amendment or elongation of existing cadres, have been collated for inclusion in the on-going review of the Scheme of Service due to be publish soon. This, he noted, will achieve the twin objectives of producing a single reference document for all cadres/professional groups in the Civil Service, as well as reduce the numerous requests for clarifications and interpretation on various establishment decisions of Council.

Mr. Osuji urged the participants to bring their wealth of experience to bear during the deliberation, saying that the experiences of the officials have place on them a unique position to evaluate the memoranda and recommend measures that will have positive impact on service delivery, as well as improve the processes and system of operations in the Civil Service.

The Head of Service, Imo State, Mr. Callistus Ekenze, in his address said that the meeting will signpost a lot of issues and throw up matters that will at the end gladden the mind of workers.

He called on all participants to give their best and contribute constructively to issues that will be raised.

The NCE is a forum where the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Head of Service of the 36 states of the Federation and Permanent Secretaries (Establishment) in both the Federal and State Civil Service meet yearly to deliberate on matters affecting the Civil Service, especially the scheme and conditions of service.

 Timothy Akpoili

AD (Media Relations)

For: Director (Communications)

Office of Head of the Civil Service of the Federation