President Muhammadu Buhari Friday in Abuja said the public service remains the engine room of government, and should attract the “best and brightest’’ that will fuel policies with fresh ideas.
He assued that the Orosanye White Paper Report will be implemented, after review.
“I have directed that the Orosanye White Paper Report be subjected to immediate review to enable government take the most appropriate decision on its general recommendation,’’ the President told the Central Working Committee of Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) at the State House.
“I am aware that the review is about to be completed. While some may complain about the length of time it has taken thus far, the outcome of the various review teams would lead to some fundamental changes in the structure of our Civil Service and as such it must be subjected to rigorous review and scrutiny before presentation and implementation,’’ he added.
The federal government had in November last year inaugurated two sub-committees headed by former heads of serviceof the federation – Bukar Aji, Ama Pepple and Oladapo Afolabi – on the implementation of the Stephen Oronsaye-led presidential Committee.
In July, the government inaugurated the White Paper Committee chaired by another former head of civil service, Ebele Okeke, to review the new parastatals, agencies and Commission’s created since 2014.
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