The Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF) has engaged Leaders of different Trade Unions and professional bodies within the Nigeria Civil Service in a workshop for the development of civil service transformation plan 2021-2025.
In his opening remarks, the Permanent Secretary, Service Policy and Strategies Office, Dr. Emmanuel Meribole, said that the engagement was organized to achieve a robust involvement of different service stakeholders so as to earn their buy-in in the implementation of the on-going successor plan of the Federal Civil Service Strategy and Implementation Plan (FCSSIP) 2021-2025.
Highlighting the eight priority areas of FCSSIP 2020 and gaps observed in implementation, Dr. Meribole implored the participants to get involved by making meaningful contributions through their position papers.
The objective of the one-day engagement, according to the Director, Civil Service Transformation, Mr. Babatunde Sule, was to develop a document that would get the buy-in of stakeholders with anticipated ownership of the document so as to ensure seamless implementation.
Six Trade Unions including professional bodies were present with their position papers hinging on the reforms preferred that must be sustained in the current successor plan, challenges and key enablers that must be addressed. They are: Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (SSAN), Association of Senior Civil Service of Nigeria (ASCSN), Nigerian Civil Service Union (NCSU), Amalgamated Union of Public Corporation, Civil Service Technical and Recreational Service Employee of Nigeria (AUPCTRE), National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NUNNM) and Nigerian Medical Association (NMA)
At the workshop, the overview of FCSSIP 2017-2020 and the feats attained were highlighted by the Lead Consultant, Dr. Gideon Adogbo. The Team Leads in charge of the eight priority reform areas of FCSSIP took their turn to explain their schedules and achievements made so far on each of their areas of control. They include: Training, Talent sourcing, Staff Welfare, Innovation, Performance Management, Culture Change, Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) and Enterprise Content Management (ECM).
In a bid to have a seamless implementation of the new successor plan, FCSSIP 2021-2025, the OHCSF has lined up activities aimed at getting all stakeholders involved.
For: Director, Press & Public Relations Unit
25th June, 2021