We’ll Overhaul State Civil Service For Optimum Performance – Gov. Sule

By Our Reporter

Governor Abdullahi A. Sule of Nasarawa State has expressed the intention of his administration to overhaul the state civil service in order to achieved optimum performance. Similarly he also disclosed his plans to introducing a reward performance review policy in the
state civil service.

Gov. Sule stated this during the opening session of the state Ministerial briefings to acquaint the Governor
on the activities, mandates, challenges and way forward for Ministries, Boards and Agencies of government in the state. Gov. Sule said: ‘One of the things we want to introduce is to bring in competent people to handle functions, we will provide them with proper training, tools they require, set goals and then set up reward performance appraisal system’

He stressed the need for staff of Ministries, Boards and Agencies to brace up as their individual performance would determined their eligibility for appointment and for the reward performance which government will introduce. While urging civil servants to discharge their duties with utmost enthusiasm and proficiency, Gov. Sule noted that non- performing staff would be put on punitive measures to serves as lessons to others.

Earlier, the representative of office of the Secretary to the
Government of Nasarawa State, the Permanent Secretary Cabinet Affairs and Security Services (CASS), Abubakar Sadiq explained that the ministerial briefing was a normal convention in civil service in an event of change of Government.

The Permanent Secretary noted that government Ministries Departments and Agencies had to brief the new administration on its varying mandates, modes of operations and possibly state their various challenges to the new government.

He stressed that the essence is to review performance, harmonize as well as integrate the policy thrust of the new government for easy adoption by the civil service.

“The exercise is intended to give you more
information on the MDAs in terms of their functions, organizational structures, programmes and projects most especially as contained in the 2019 budget” the Permanent Secretary further stated.

He said the Ministries, Departments and Agencies are also to state their achievements, challenges and proffer possible suggestion on how to overcome them.

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