Public Service Innovation Challenge

In order to foster transformational innovation within the public service, innovative human resources and an enabling environment are imperative.

We the public service innovation team are hereby making strides in creating an enabling environment for all public servants. Therefore, this is a call for innovative thinkers to introduce their ideas in order to continue the transformation of the public service. We will build visibility for your solution and Provide a suitable environment for the development of your ideas.


Grand Prize Winner

Grand Prize Winner will receive an award of 3 Million Naira

Second Prize Winner

Second Prize Winner will receive an award of 1.750 Million Naira.

Third Prize Winner

Third Prize Winner will receive an award of 1 Million Naira.

Consolation prizes

And Consolation prizes of N200,000

Judging criteria

Judging will be based on some of the following criteria

● Originality – How original is your idea? Does it exist in any other form in the public or private sectors?

● Value Creation – Refers to the net impact the idea makes on the public sector as a whole

● Feasibility – What is the possibility of your idea being done, affected or accomplished

● Value Capture – Checks the return of investment from the implementation of the idea

● Written Composition – How composed your plan is


This competition is open to Public Servants service wide. Officers and teams of officers with innovative ideas, models, tools, products, technology, services or hardware targeting the reduction or conservation of cost and increase of revenue can apply.

*Judges, members of the Public Service Innovation Team, their immediate families and people living in their households are not eligible to apply.


June 29

Circular on Innovation

Circular on Innovation challenge published on OHCSFs website and circulated to MDAs
July 1

Submission of Ideas

Submission of ideas on OHCSF’s Innovation Website ( 1-13 July 2020
July 6

Service-wide Sensitization

Service-wide Sensitization 6-8 July 2020
July 14

Round 1

Round 1: Pitching of Problems/Ideas 14 – 15 July
July 16

Round 2

Round 2: Team Formation 16 – 17 July
July 17

Team Registration

Team Registration 17 – 18 July
July 20

Innovation Problem Solving Training

Innovation Problem Solving Training/Mentoring Sessions for Participating Teams 20 – 22 July
July 22

Refining Solution

Teams continue to refine solutions. 22-25 July, 2020
July 26

Pitch Practice Session

Pitch Practice Session 26 – 27 July
July 29

Final Submission Deadline

Final Submission Deadline 29 July 2020
August 5

Presentation of Solutions by Teams

Presentation of Solutions by Teams (Semi-Final) 5 August, 2020
August 6

Presentation by Finalists

Presentation by Finalists 6 August, 2020
August 6

Announcement of Winners

Announcement of Winners by Judges 6 August, 2020
August 7

Award Ceremony

Award Ceremony 7 August, 2020