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Digitisation: FG commences service-wide operations devt

Federal Secretariat, Abuja

The Federal Government has commenced the process for the development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in the core ministries.

The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HOCSF), Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, said this on Tuesday in Abuja in a circular.

It would be recalled that as a precursor to the launch of its innovative Enterprise Content Management System (ECMS), the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF), in collaboration with Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG), a subsidiary of the Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede Foundation, completed the development of SOPs for all processes carried out in the Office.

According to the circular and an appended schedule for the exercise, a pilot exercise involving four MDAs namely, Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning; Federal Ministry of Transportation; State House; and the Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC) commenced on 2nd August, 2021 and ended on 13th August, 2021.

“The circular indicated that arrangements have been concluded to commence the full SOPs roll-out exercise, involving training on SOPs development, process cataloguing, verification and sign-off, across the remaining 28 MDAs in batches, starting from Monday, 6th September, 2021 to Friday 4th March, 2022,” spokesman in the OHCSF, Mallam AbdulGaniyu Aminu said in a statement.

The Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are globally recognised as manuals that apply step-by-step instructions compiled by an organisation to assist its personnel perform their operational tasks accurately and effectively.

The SOPs also aim to achieve efficiency, quality output and uniformity of performance while reducing miscommunication and noncompliance with industry regulations.