In its determination to bring about transformation in the Federal Civil Service, the Office of Head of Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF), through the administration of President Mohammadu Buhari has begun a seven-month training programme for one hundred and twenty-three (123) brilliant selected officers from Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs). The event took place today Monday,16th September,2021 at the Public Service Institute of Nigeria (PSIN).

Speaking at the occasion, the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, represented by the Permanent Secretary, Career Management in Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr. Ogunbiyi Marcus Olaniyi, said that the programme was designed to cultivate and institutionalize the next generation of leaders in the Civil Service.

She also disclosed that at the end of the training, the officers would constitute a pool of special breed and talent that are available for strategic national assignment.

She further added that, the participants should begin to readjust their mind sets as leaders that must be distinguished in knowledge and character.

In his welcome address, the Administrator/CEO, Public Service Institute of Nigeria, Dr. Abdul-Ganiyu Obatoyinbo represented by Mrs Thomas Omobola said that, the programme is a robust intensive one that is meant to build their knowledge and capacities for a better transformation, adding that Nigeria is counting on them to excel in this assignment.

Dr. Obatoyinbo, further said that the resource persons, who are to handle the programme are carefully selected and enjoined the participants to take advantage of the opportunity.

In their goodwill messages, various Permanent Secretaries commended the President and the Head of Service for the initiative and urged the participants to count themselves fortunate as the Pioneers of the Programme and also to positively impact their career, in their respective MDAs.



Babalola Damilola

For: Director Press and Public Relations

6th September 2021.