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Expect new Public Service Rules end July - HOCSF
• 4 FCTA staff clinch Award of Excellence

July, 2021 | By Tony Odey | ||

Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, has disclosed that new Public Service Rules will be rolled out by the end of July, 2021, adding that the one currently in use has become obsolete. She made the revelation last Tuesday at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, during the 2021 Civil Service Week celebration.

Dr. Yemi-Esan who took time to unearth a number of initiatives the Office of the Head Civil Service of the Federation has put in place under her watch to enhance efficient and effective performance of civil servants, called on them to continue to support the policies and programmes of President Muhammadu Buhari. Speaking on the importance of the Civil Service Week, Dr. Yemi-Esan said the annual event provides opportunity to discuss topical issues relevant to the Nigerian Civil Service.

Similarly, Acting Secretary, FCT Administration (FCTA) Health and Human Services Secretariat, Dr. Mohammed Kawu, Director, FCTA Human Resource Management, Malam Mohammed Bashir, Acting Director, FCTA Reform Coordination and Service Improvement, Dr. Jumai Ahmadu, and Deputy Director, Manpower Development, FCTA, Mr. Rotimi Ajayi were given Award of Excellence for their contributions to the Public Service.

On his part, Minister of FCT, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello described the theme of the event 'Building the Africa we want Through Embracing Ethical Culture that Underpins Purpose-Driven Leadership in Context of Crisis', as quite appropriate, especially as the world grapples with a number of crises relating to health, security and the environment. Represented by FCTA Permanent Secretary, Mr. Olusade Adesola, the Minister said FCTA will continue to prioritize the needs of its personnel while striving to ensure the country gets the best from her civil servants, especially with the deployment of performance enhancement technology.

Malam Bello, who used the opportunity to commend the resilience and dedication of FCTA civil servants, particularly health personnel who worked tirelessly to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, congratulated the awardees for their invaluable contributions while charging them (awardees) to see the award as a call to redouble their service to humanity.

Also, for her part, guest speaker at the event, Mrs. Ifueko Okauru, who canvassed for continuity in the policies and programmes being initiated by the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, stressed the need for innovation for an effective and efficient civil service.

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