OFFICE OF THE HEAD OF CIVIL SERVICE OF THE FEDERATION
ADHERENCE TO CIVIL SERVICE ETHICS IS THE PANACEA FOR GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT
The Permanent Secretary, Service Policies and Strategies Office, Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF), Dr. Magdalene Ajani has re-emphasised that Ethics and values are embodiment of an organization and the remedy for growth and development of civil service.
She made this statement at the opening of a-one-day service-wide sensitization on Civil Service Ethics and Problem of Non-Compliance among Civil Servants held on 28th November, 2019 in Abuja for the Management cadres of core Ministries.
Dr. Ajani said the aim of the programme was to examine ethical roles guiding workers; set strategies with service compliance amongst others.
She said at the end of the programme, participants would be able to go back to their various offices and change how things are done for a better and more productive Civil Service.
Dr. Ajani commended President Muhammadu Buhari in the fight against corruption in the nation. She reminded her audience that corruption is not only on financial issues According to her, bad conduct is also corruption.
She maintained that for Civil Service to achieve the objective of the EPIC culture of the Federal Civil Service Strategy and Implementation Plan 2017-2020 (FCSSIP 2017 – 2020), there is need for change in the mindset of Civil Servants in doing the right things.
During the interactive session, the Permanent Secretary acknowledged that most of the service rules are not in tune with the reality of our time hence, the reason for the on-going review of the Civil Service Rules.
Earlier in his welcome speech, the Director, Civil Service Transformation (CST), OHCSF, Mr. Babatunde Jimoh Sule said, for a long time, the Nigeria civil service has experienced decline in ethical conduct of its workforce insisting that there is need to replace unethical conducts with good ethics.
Two papers were presented which prompted questions, observations and comments during the interactive session. The first paper was on: “Culture Change PMT perspective” delivered by the Director, CST, OHCSF, Mr. Babatunde Jimoh Sule. He spoke more on the desired EPIC (Efficiency, Productivity, Incorruptibility and Citizen centeredness) culture in the Civil Service and the eight (8) components of the FCSSIP 2017-2020 which the OHCSF is at the implementation stage.
The second paper was on “Civil Service Ethics and problem of Non-Compliance among Civil Servants” delivered by a Director of Investigations, Code of Conduct Bureau, Dr. Gwimi. S. P.
Iheoma-Hart, Queenet C. (Mrs.)
For: Director Communications, OHCSF
28th November, 2019