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Public Service Institute of Nigeria



The Administrator/Chief Executive Officer of the Public Service Institute of Nigeria Dr. Abdul-Ganiyu Obatoyinbo has called on the Ministry of Defence to support the Institute in its commitment to modernizing public sector governance, management and leadership development through transformational training.

Dr. Obatoyinbo said this during a courtesy call on the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence Dr. Ibrahim Abubakar Kana mni, in his office.  He commended him for the good work he has been doing since assumption of office as the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry and added that the visit was to express appreciation for his support thus far and to solicit more from the Ministry.

He disclosed that, to consolidate on his earlier achievements in the Institute during his first tenure in office as the Administrator CEO PSIN, strategy must change and in doing so, there’s no better place to start than the Ministry of Defence, to showcase best practices where it exists, especially in the area of civil military relations.

Dr. Obatoyinbo pointed out that the Institute’s adjunct faculty members had been beefed up to include some serving Permanent Secretaries. The aim is to have a robust succession plan where seasoned administrators mentor the younger ones who are to take over the mantle of leadership in the nearest future. He reiterated that this in line with the Federal Civil Service Strategic Implementation Plan (FCSSIP) objective of transforming public service into a global force that is Efficient, Productive, Incorruptible and Citizen-Centered (EPIC).

                                               Administrator/CEO PSIN Dr. Abdul-Ganiyu Obatoyinbo fimc, mni

                                       Permanent Secretary Ministry of Defence Dr. Ibrahim Abubakar Kana mni.

In his response, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Defence, Dr. Ibrahim Abubakar Kana mni, welcomed Dr. Abdul-Ganiyu Obatoyinbo mni and his team to the Ministry. He congratulated him on his re-appointment as the Administrator Chief Executive Officer of the Public Service Institute of Nigeria (PSIN) for a second tenure, which no doubt was based on his landmark achievements of visibly transforming the Institute to capacity building hub.

Dr. Kana expressed his commitment to sustain high standard service delivery in the Ministry through capacity building of staff. He further stated that plans are ongoing in preparation for the year 2022 staff training and assured the Administrator that all staff training in the Ministry will henceforth hold in PSIN with all the training allowances of staff fully paid to them. He added that the Military component of the Ministry will also not be left out in the training plans.

He noted that, for quality training not to be compromised, the Institute must continue to maintain an excellent faculty that can favourably compete with its counterpart anywhere in the world.

Dr. Ibrahim Abubakar Kana commended the efforts of the Administrator in transforming the Institute and pledged the Ministry’s unalloyed commitment of continuous patronage, most especially being the Government Institute that has all it takes for capacity building of Public Servants.


Adegboro Modupe

Head (Media & Protocol)

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