Oyo-Ita charges civil servants on government’s change agenda

Winifred Oyo-Ita

Winifred Oyo-Ita<br />

Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita, the acting Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HOS), on Tuesday called on civil servants to key into the present administration’s change agenda by reporting early to work.

This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja by Alhaji Mohammed Manga, Assistant Director (Media Relations) in the HOS office.

According to the statement, Oyo-Ita made the call on when she paid an unscheduled visit to the Ministry of Communication and Technology.

She was at the ministry to see how staff were aligning themselves with the change mantra of the present administration, the statement said.

The acting HOS commended the Permanent Secretary, Directors and Staff of the ministry for being in their offices as early as 8:10 am.

She, however, urged the staff of the ministry to exhibit high level of professionalism in their responsibilities in view of the ministry’s strategic and significant role in the nation`s development.

The acting HOS said that civil servants must be seen to function as agents of change by rendering efficient and effective services to Nigerians.

She said this would help to accelerate the country`s economic growth and development.

Oyo-Ita pointed out that in order to enhance the ministry’s workforce relevant training programmes would be required to enhance ICT knowledge.

This, she said, would position the staff in the new task of bringing the desired change.

The acting HOS called on the staff of the ministry to continue cooperating with the management and promised operating an open door policy within the context of the Public Service Rules.

She reminded the workers in the ministry of government`s commitment to the provision of better services to Nigerians,.
The acting HOS said that civil servants have greater role to play in the realization of the objective.

She further advised the ministry and the parastatals` management to see the possibility of the Nigerian Postal Services entering into a public private partnership (PPP).

This, she said, would be in areas of provision of financial services, courier services, money transfer, E-commerce, and modernising postal offices nationwide to save cost.

According to the statement, Mr Sunny Echono, Permanent Secretary of the ministry, pleaded for more office accommodation for staff to create an enabling environment for better service delivery

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