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FCT Minister Tasks Civil Servants To Evolve Policies To Strengthen Governance

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, has charged civil servants to evolve policies that would reposition the entire civil service to strengthen good governance.

The Minister gave the charge while declaring open the 43rd meeting of the National Council on Establishments (NCE) at the International Conference Centre in Abuja.

The Minister commended Civil Servants for their proactiveness, noting that the Civil Service of the Federation is a solid rock upon which successive governments relied for formulation and implementation of policies, as well as extant rules.

He said, civil servants are in the best position to reposition the service with a view to impacting positively on the quality of governance.

Mallam Bello further commended the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Folasade Yemi-Esan for bringing about revolutionary changes in the Service and urged all Civil Servants to do their best in implementing the tremendous changes.

The FCT Minister also called on the Heads of Civil Service of States to also introduce positive changes in their respective states to improve the life of Nigerians.

Earlier, the Head of Service of the Federation, Mrs Folasade Yemi-Esan, said the meeting is an annual event aimed at brainstorming on matters affecting governance at all levels.

She also reiterated commitment to earlier resolutions that only academic qualifications should be used for appointment into civil service.

The Head of Service encouraged Civil Servants to engage in information Communication and Technology, ICT and Agricultural value Chain.

Mrs Yemi Esan further assured that the Service is committed to partnering with all the Head of Service across the thirty six states of the Federation to enable them key into new policies of government.

She added that 5% of employment opportunities in the federal civil service would hence forth be reserved for physically challenged persons.

Also speaking, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on establishment and Public Service, Senator Ibrahim Shekarau, charged civil servants to remain committed to exemplary conduct.

By Remi Johnson

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