The Head Of Civil Service Of The Federation Set To Digitalize The Civil Service
The Public Service Institute of Nigeria (PSIN) kick starts a 3-day workshop for staff on Strategic Plan Development, a process which will define the action plan for the Institute for the next 5 years.
Welcoming dignitaries and participants to the workshop, the Administrator/Chief Executive Officer of PSIN, Dr. Abdul-Ganiyu Obatoyinbo said that in line with the recent transformation being carried out in the Civil Service, The PSIN being the leading Institute for building the capacity of Civil Servants is also developing a Strategic Plan that will guide the Institute towards achieving its mandate.
Speaking further, Dr. Obatoyinbo said that the workshop was a platform to harness contributions from all stakeholders in order to produce a document that will stand the test of time. He said that as implementers of government policies, Civil Servants must possess the required knowledge and understanding adding that the workshop formed part of the process of achieving the needed transformation in the Civil Service.
Stressing the importance of capacity building, the Administrator reiterated that as staff of the Foremost Capacity Building Institute, they require constant training and retraining to equip them for optimal performance and effective service delivery to clients. He informed participants that the workshop was the first in the series of activities and programmes lined up to reposition the Institute and staff to deliver on its mandate, Vision and Mission as well as working in line with the Executive Order 1-5 and the Federal Civil Service Strategy and Implementation Plan (FCSSIP). He added that the EPIC Culture is not only for Civil Servants but that as an Institute, the repositioning is to transform the Institute to be Efficient, Productive, Incorruptible and Citizen-Centered.
He expressed appreciation to all the invited dignitaries for taking time out to attend the ceremony.
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the workshop, the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita represented by Mr. Ndubuisi Osuji, Permanent Secretary, Service Policy and Strategic Office (SPSO) said that the Head of Civil Service of the federation is passionate in her drive to ensure the full realisation of the on-going reforms in the Civil Service which is hinged on the Federal Civil Service Strategy and Implementation Plan (FCSSIP). He assured that all indices of having a successful reform implementation has been taken care of under the public-private partnership arrangement.
Mr. Osuji said the Civil Service Transformation Strategy 2017-2020 which has received the full support of the Federal Executive Council, is a home grown reform targeted at bringing a total transformation and reorientation to the civil service by ensuring that Civil Servants imbibed the culture of being Efficient, Productive, Incorruptible and Citizen Centered (EPIC).
He added that the workshop for Strategic Plan Development is a continuation of the implementation of the Office of the Head of Civil Service Transformation Strategic Plan geared towards improved service delivery in the Federal Civil Service that PSIN has keyed into. Mr. Osuji assured that as one of the Management Development Institutes (MDIs), the Office of the HOCSF is fully in support and will be collaborating with PSIN in the area of Capacity Building for Federal Civil servants, adding that the developing a strategic plan will position the Institute to be able to play a key role in the implementation of the FCSSIP.
The Permanent Secretary commended the Administrator/Chief Executive Officer of PSIN, Dr. Abdul-Ganiyu Obatoyinbo for the developmental strides in the Institute and encouraged him to do more.
Mr. Osuji disclosed that plans has been concluded to fully digitalize of the Civil Service and applauded the management of PSIN for taking steps to position the Institute to serve as a platform for the actualization of this process by upgrading the Computer Based Centre (CBT). He assured that the OHCSF will collaborate with PSIN in the E- learning aspect of the Enterprise Content Management (ECM).
The workshop which is a process towards achieving institutional strengthening is part of the activity covered by a grant which is being managed by African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF). The grant has also successfully covered a fully equipped 80 seater capacity CBT Centre in the Institute.
The workshop was a harvest of intellectuals as it brought together all past Administrators, Dr. Shehu Misau, Pioneer Administrator, Dr. Gabriel Gundu, the Pioneer Acting Administrator and Alh. Salihu Bambale, Retired Acting Administrator.
Professor Saidu Aminu, the Consultant said the essence of the workshop was to enshrine the processes of strategic planning on the staff of the Institute to enable them take ownership of the plan noting that his main task was to transform the knowledge and ideas of staff into a working document.
The workshop is expected to end on Friday.
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