The Federal Government has said that it initiated over 43 key reforms for public service within five years of the present administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, since 2015 to date.
The Director General of the Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR), Mr. Dasuki Arabi, said this on Tuesday while addressing a press conference as part of activities marking this year’s United Nation’s Public Service Day in Abuja.
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He said the BPSR has championed the formulation, and implementation of key reforms, geared towards improving the quality of service delivery in the public service, especially at the federal level.
According to him, the reforms include the development of the National Strategy for Public Service Reforms (NSPSR), the vigorous implementation of the Federal Integrated Staff Housing (FISH) Programme for Civil Servants, commencement of the online records update of workers enrolled on the Integrated Payroll Personnel Information System (IPPIS); and creation of Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy,
He also listed the introduction of Self-Assessment Tool (SAT), restructuring of MDAs to reduce cost, deploying IPPIS in all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs); introduction of BVN; implementation of Treasury Single Account (TSA), introduction of Anchor Borrowers Programme (ABP); N-Power; and railway modernization among others.
Arabi said that no nations runs without the continuous and determined effort of the people who live there and strive every day with a sense of service to the public.
“While not everyone serves this purpose, those who do are notable for their dedication, and the changes their efforts make in our lives every day.
“The aim is to acknowledge, as well as reward public service so that it will continue to work effectively in all countries.
“This year, the UN Public Service Day is dedicated to all the women and men who risk their lives and health amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
“June 23rd serves as a recognition for all the brave and hard workers who are still working for the essential public services, amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,” Arabi said.