The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, CFR has expressed confidence in the Civil Service as it adopts paperless operations, a pointer to the evolving digital revolution taking shape for greater efficiency, in its day-to-day workflow.
According to her, ‘’for the first time in the history of Nigeria, the OHCSF no longer works with paper, resulting into remarkable time and cost savings.”
Apart from digitalisation, the groundwork for the implementation of Performance Management System (PMS) are going on, in earnest, signaling the phasing out of the old APER system of assessment. PMS, a globally accepted reviewing and rating mechanism, is more effective, objective and capable of improving workers’ and organisational performance, when fully deployed.
These were disclosed by the Head of the Service Civil of the Federation, represented by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Dr. Nasir Sani Gwarzo, during a Special Juma’ah Prayer held at the National Mosque, Abuja, as part of activities marking the 2023 Civil Service Week.
Dr. Gwarzo stated that the just inaugurated revised Public Service Rules (PSRs) is more practicable and is going to strengthen the system, enhance performance, as well as foster growth, adding that the Service is witnessing tremendous improvement in the initiation and implementation of policies, plans and reforms under its present leadership.
The Permanent Secretary, joined by his colleagues from the Federal Ministry of Environment, Alh. Ibrahim Yusufu, Special Duties Office (SDO)-OHCSF, Faruk Yusuf Yabo and Service Welfare Office (SWO)-OHCSF, Alhaji Mahmud Adam Kambari, enjoined the Nigerian public, especially, the Muslim Ummah to continue to pray for the progress of the Nigerian Civil Service in guaranteeing the peace, stability and national development of the country.
Dr. Gwarzo, also reiterated the efforts of the Head of Service at ensuring that adequate provision for palliatives is given to Federal Civil Servants, as safety nets, in view of the recent removal of subsidy on petroleum.
The Deputy Chief Imam of the National Mosque, Sheikh Ahmad Onilewura, prayed that Allah continues to preserve, support and protect the Service in the delivery of its mandate.
PR/Florence Adewale edited by grace namiji
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