29 June 2021 by Florence Adewale
Civil Servants have been urged to be more innovative in their duties towards enhancing productivity in the country.
The Guest Speaker, Mrs Ifueko Okauro made the call at the twenty twenty one public service lecture to commemorate the civil service week in Abuja.
The theme of the lecture is, “Deploying Technology to Sustain and Enhance Service Delivery in the Face of COVID Nineteen Pandemic.
The guest speaker who was the former Boss, Federal Inland Revenue Service said the pandemic paved way for developing countries such as Nigeria to be more innovative to meet standards and be at par with other countries.
She said Civil Servants should strive to equip themselves with adequate knowledge and explore opportunities that would boost their performance.
Mrs. Okauru also called on government to ensure that services were at their best.
In a keynote address the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs Folashade Yemi Esan who stressed that as a viable instrument for the formulation and implementation of government policies and programs the lecture was aimed at
improving capacity of civil servants.
annual Public Service Lecture provides a suitable rallying
point for the public service to share thoughts and
experiences on topical issues and steer up critical reasoning
for the advancement of the service.” She said
Yemi-Esan stressed further, “It therefore behoves us as Public Servants to
avail ourselves the opportunities that the Service provides;
such as the public lecture to deepen
our knowledge, improve our capacities
for the performance of our duties.”
In a Goodwill message, the chairman, House Committee on Civil Service Matters, Sani Bala, said the e-government bill had been passed in the house of representatives.
Also, the Chairman Federal Civil Service Commission, Dr. Tukur Bello Ingawa said the commission had taken a different dimension to ensure it accomplished its mandate with the use of technology due to covid nineteen.
Highlight of the event was presentation of awards to some civil servants across Ministries, Departments and Agencies.