Nigerian Government commended for public service promotion exam

Temitope Mustapha, Abuja

Exam Ethics Marshal International (EEMI) has commended Nigerian government’s efforts to mainstream best practices in public service promotion examination.

Mr Ike Onyechere, Chairman EEMI, who made the commendation also hailed the Ministry of Budget and National Planning, Federal Civil Service Commission, Bureau of Public Service Reform, State and Local Government Service commission for joining forces to facilitate the efforts.

He said that the efforts of these organisations had fostered the mainstreaming of ethics, integrity and best practices in public service recruitment, confirmation and promotion examination.

“The development of nation states are propelled or constrained by the quality, motivation and performance of their public service sector.

“One of the standard operating procedures for building and sustaining an inspired, invigorated, high performance public service sector is through recruitment, confirmation and promotion examinations aimed at identifying selecting and installing the best and brightest officers.

“To serve the purpose of inspiring and motivating the work force, critical stakeholders must accept and buy into the results of such examinations.”

Speaking on protests and petitions, he said that many petitions end up in court of public opinion and courts of law which impacts negatively on Espirit de corps team work and performance of the service.

“There is therefore absolute need to address and eliminate the causes of such petitions, protests and conflicts to promote acceptability of results of public service examinations by stakeholders.

“This is the only way to achieve the goal of inspired, motivated, invigorated and high performance public service.

“There is also need to deconstruct contemporary rules, regulations and processes of public service recruitment, confirmation and promotion examinations with a view to aligning them to global best practices.”

He therefore called on stakeholders and administrators of public service exams to participate in the first national conference scheduled to hold in Abuja from 24th to 28th July, 2017.

He explained that the conference is aimed at building capacity of administrators of public service examination on ethics, integrity and best practices.

He added that the conference was in line with the anti-corruption campaign of the present administration.