The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu has commended the Peer Review Mechanism introduced by the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita, in order to reposition the service and improve productivity.
Dr. Onu, who made the commendation when the Peer Review Team led by Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita paid him a courtesy call at the weekend in Abuja further said that the Peer Review Mechanism was in line with the Transformation Agenda as it embraced the security, economic and anti-Corruption agenda of the present administration.
Dr.Onu stressed the need for a first class Civil Service that would assist the President in implementing projects and programmes of the administration, adding that “the reform put in place by the Head of Service has helped us improved the services that we render to our nation. We want Nigeria to be a great nation and we are working very hard to achieve it. We believe very strongly that we cannot do it without the Civil Service”
The Minister also praised the league of Permanent Secretaries, noting that they have important role to play in ensuring that the main programmes of this administration are realised.
Dr. Onu also praised the Directors in the Ministry for their contribution to the success of the various policies and guidelines aimed at redirecting our economy from resource based to knowledge and innovation-driven one that would put Nigeria among the top nations of the world.
Earlier, the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita had said that the Peer Review Team is a body of Federal Permanent Secretaries with the mandate to discuss, share experiences, address challenges and operations of the Ministries so as to enable a vibrant Civil Service for the country.
The League also compares notes and streamline their operations in line with the Economic Recovery Growth and Plan (ERGP) of the present government and the Federal Civil Service Strategy and Implementation Plan, thereby enhancing improved service delivery.
Mrs Oyo-Ita added that the report of the Peer Review Reform will be discussed at the service wide meeting of the Federal Permanent Secretaries and would eventually be forwarded to the Federal Executive Council so as to ensure effective Service delivery for the entire Public Service .
She added that “We thank God that we have a President that is very interested in service delivery in governance that is citizens centred. He is also committed to attend to economic issues in government and security issues because the Civil service is actually the bedrock for launching out in terms of performance in all these critical areas that this administration has identified”.
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4th May. 2018