By Festus Fifen.
As the Nigeria Federal Civil Service implements strategic reforms for effectiveness in service delivery, The Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, through its Reform Coordination And Service Improvement Department, RCSI, has commenced the training of 1500 members of Staff on the new Federal Civil Service Strategy and implementation plan 2021 – 2025.
The Director, Human Resource FCTA, Mallam Mohammed Bashir stated this at the maiden capacity building of 150 FCTA staffs on the new Civil Service Plan in Abuja.
Mallam Bashir explained that the policy was an Initiative of the Head of Service of the Federation, which the FCTA through the Reform Coordination and Service Improvement has fully embraced.
According to him, ” the training is targeted at bringing all workers up to speed with the new policy across the Secretariats, Department And Agencies, SDAs, of FCTA towards enhancing effective service delivery in the territory for national development.”
His words: ” is a training to make our staff acquainted with the new Civil Service reforms for effective service in FCT.
” The training cuts across all cadre from level 12-16 in all SDAs, mainly Admin Officers. The reform seeks to achieve new phase of civil service , where the practice of analogue civil service will be gone.
“The Civil Service is the bedrock of every nation. With this reform, each and every staff within the system will be given a schedule and will be assessed based on the new form of performance management system which was drawn from Standard Operation Procedure. And once there’s any problem, someone will be hold responsible. By this , Civil servants will now own the project and people will put in their best for Nigeria to succeed.” Bashir said .
Also, Acting Director, Reform Coordination and Service Improvement, Dr Jumai Ahmadu who analyzed the two minutes video, stress the need for all civil servants to move with the global tide of embracing technology and get themselves acquainted with the utilisation of computers for proper record keeping.
Dr Jumai who further emphasized the place of hardwork and reward system for outstanding Civil Servants, said the Government has mechanism in place as witnessed in the recently organized Civil Service Week where some staffs were duly rewarded.
“One of the major component of FCTA is the culture of change, arriving to work early and you will finish your work early. And doing the right thing would go a long way to enhance your productivity.We must be ready to move from our old ways so that the world would not leave us.
“Just like the Head of Service organized a civil service week, a civil servant won a brand new car and others won N500,000 each.
“We have 150 today and it is going to be in 10 series and this is the first. It is going to be 10 sessions and everyone would be carried along.
I want every civil servant to embrace the new ways of doing things.” Ahmadu said.
On her part, the representative Head of Service, Hajara Idris highlighted some of the core pillars the civil servants need to know to include : digital skills, performance management system, Improvement of HR of aspect of IPIS, Innovation, and Staff welfare .
“We want to ensure we all align to the these reform programs so that no one is left behind.” She said.
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