The acting Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Ekanem Oyo-Ita, has said her administration would provide adequate training and retraining of staff to restore efficiency in the service.
A statement by deputy director of media relations in the office of the head of service, Mohammed Manga, said Mrs. Oyo-Ita made the pledge at her inaugural ceremony in Abuja.
She said the training would be enhanced with the provision of adequate working tools, and would pave the way for management’s performance measurement rewards and penalties.
“Under my leadership, there is going to be more structured training because we need to develop capacity. If you are making demands from your staff, you have to give them the basic training,” the statement said.
It said the new administration hoped to ensure the restoration of the integrity and dignity of the service through efficient, productive, incorruptible and citizen-centred staffing.
According to the statement, Mrs. Ayo-Ita noted the need for the service to be innovative and proactive by devising strategies and action plans that will assist the government in addressing the current challenges facing the nation.
“Time has come for new innovations, better, efficient and proactive attitudes to ensure better service delivery to the citizens of Nigeria,” the statement said.
It called on all officers in the service to protect its image to build public confidence and trust in the system, stressing that a negation of such would make the service left out of the scheme of things.
“The civil servants should be proud to make the following declarations: ‘I am efficient, I am productive, I am incorruptible and I am citizen-centred”, the statement said.