Nigerian Government to restore confidence in Public Service

Nigeria has restated full commitment to the restoration of dignity, integrity and confidence in the public service.

Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita who stated this in Abuja, said that government was aware of the challenges faced by the Federal Civil Servants which hindered them from performing their duties diligently.

she noted that restoration of confidence could be achieved by forging a cast-iron relationship between the political and bureaucratic leadership, identifying and targeting the main barriers to innovation.

Also the promotion of staff welfare and motivation is germane to the achievement of the objective.

She said government was putting in place, the relevant training programmes, at enhancing repositioning the workforce to key into the new task of bringing the desired change.

Government, she said, would strive to restore integrity and confidence of its workforce for effective service delivery to Nigerians.

The government is committed to the provision of better welfare services for workers so as to help ameliorate their sufferings particularly.

The provision of decent and affordable accommodation, she said, was one of the many welfare programmes of the government.

She said that modalities were being worked out on how workers could earn their own home through the Federal Integrated Staff Housing (FISH) Programme with little or no pains.

The Head of Service gave the assurance that government was working out measures to cushion the effect of the present economic challenges.

“All matters relating to pensions and other financial entitlements of workers, including the prompt payment of their salaries, will soon be resolved within the available scarce resources”.

She urged public servants to continually exhibit the highest level of professionalism.

“The public servants should be seen as agents of change by ensuring that they rendered efficient and effective services to Nigerians in order to accelerate economic growth and development in the country”.

Mrs. Oyo-Ita reminded workers of the need to imbibe the highest level of discipline, loyalty and commitment to the present administration.

“Workers should shun all forms of corrupt practices and strictly operate according to the Public Service Rules (PRS)”.