SENATE COMMITTEE ON ESTABLISHMENT AND PUBLIC SERVICE COMMENDS PSIN
The Chairman senate Committee on Establishment and Public Service, Distinguished Senator Ibrahim Shekarau, during his oversight function at the public service institute of Nigeria commended the Administrator /Chief Executive Officer; Dr. Abdul-Ganiyu Obatoyinbo for developmental strides he has achieved since his assumption of office. He said the visit was to track the progress so far made in the area of infrastructural development in accordance to the budgetary provisions.
The Chairman noted that despite low funding, the institute has been able to do so much by making the available desirable. He pledged the committee’s unalloyed commitment to further give maximum support to the institute and also see how the present budget allocation can be increased.
Earlier the Administrator/ Chief Executive Officer Dr. Abdul-Ganiyu Obatoyinbo in his welcome remarks expressed appreciation for the level of support the Institute has enjoyed from the Committee members. He informed the committee of the insufficient funding received by the institute. He noted that the insufficient fund has affected the extent of renovation of infrastructures and revenue generation to Government.
The Administrator informed the Distinguished Senators that the Institute is gradually being transformed to a “World class Centre of Excellence in transforming Public Sector Governance, Management and Leadership Development” through collaborative efforts with Developmental partners, such as Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), The African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), World Bank, Nigcomsat, Sawtel among others.
The Administrator also said the Institute has not relented in the pursuit of its mission of “continuous engaging in modernizing Manpower Practice and Leadership competencies of particularly the top and middle level manpower and regularly strengthening the organizational capacities of Public Service Institute through provision of transformational Training, Research and Consultancy”. According to him the Public Service Institute of Nigeria has taken new strides with the commencement of the newly introduced “PSIN Virtual Class with e-test proctored platform” in addition to the existing e- learning platform (The Public Service Learning Management System” (PSLMS), a Multi-Tenant Learning Management System that allow simultaneous delivery of online training to over a million users globally at once).
The Administrator further informed the Senators that the Institute is achieving its mandate by providing “competency-based and demand driven training” that will build Public Servants that will conduct government business with transparency and accountability in line with the strategic Implementation Plan and the Productive, Incorruptible and Citizen-Centered (EPIC).He reiterated that integrity and transparency has generated commendation and patronage from the Federal Government. Recently, Directors aspiring to become Federal Permanent Secretaries are mandated to undergo Pre-Examination coaching in the Public Service Institute of Nigeria, Pre- Examination coaching for the Directorate cadre in the Federal Civil Service, Retreat for the State Permanent Secretaries and State Head of Civil Service, reputable Agencies such as Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Nigerian Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA) , Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission(NIPC) and host of others.
The Administrator while taking the committee members on a presentation of the operations, Achievement and challenges in the institute appealed to the Distinguished members to assist in getting more fund releases for the Institute in other to do more.
In her vote of thanks, the Director Studies and Learning PSIN, Mrs Omobola Thomas thanked the Committee members for their supports and timely interventions. She however solicited for more assistance in other to do more upgrade and up skill in the pursuit of the Institutes Mission and Vision.
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