Current Structure Of Government Duplicative- says Gov. Sule

By Our Reporter. The Governor of Nasarawa state Abdullahi Sule has said that the current structure of Government machinery in Nasarawa state is duplicative and totally not cost effective. Speaking while inaugurating a committee he set up to restructure the state civil service in Lafia today, Gov Sule also observed that government decided to restructure the service in order to reducing the cost of governance, increase efficiency
and maximize manpower utilization.

Gov Sule listed the terms of reference of the committee to include: To determine the current number of Government Ministries,
Departments and Agencies, as well as Government Owned Companies in
Nasarawa State and advise Government appropriately; To identify and streamline areas of conflicts in the functions or
roles of Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies and Advise accordingly; To define appropriate functions of the Government Ministries,
Departments and Agencies, as well as determine their Structures and to examine the enabling Law of the Nasarawa Urban Development
Board (NUDB), 2008 and advise Government on the need to unbundle the
Board or otherwise and To examine the Administrative Guidelines of the Nasarawa State
Executive Council and review the document in line with the present
situation as well as to highlight any other issue(s) related to the aforementioned
terms and make appropriate recommendation(s) to Government.

While indicating that the Committee is to submit its Report to Government within four (4) weeks
of this inauguration, Gov Sule reiterated that members of the Committee were selected based on records of their proven experience, commitment, dedication, hard work,
professionalism and patriotism, He also said ” it is our expectation that you will
bring your wealth of experience to bear on this critical but historic
call to duty. You must, individually and collectively live above board
and justify Government confidence repose in you. You must carry out
your assignment diligently and objectively devoid of any sentiment or
consideration”

Gov. Sule seized the opportunity of the inauguration of the committee to described the Ministerial
Briefing by Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in the State which he received as revealing also stated that his Administration is committed to
reinvigorate the State Public Service and will accordingly give
priority attention to the welfare of its employees. “In this regard,
appropriate measures will be put in place to reward competent and hard
working officers who excel in the performance of their duties.
Similarly, appropriate sanction shall be meted on erring staff who
violated public service rules and regulations.

Gov Sule further said that his Administration is also
committed to training and retraining of the workforce, adding that
officers of Government will be exposed to rigorous courses, seminars
and workshops in order to sharpen their knowledge and experience for
enhanced performance and productivity. “In addition, public servants
will be made to be ICT compliant in the performance of their duties” he further stressed.
Gov. Sule who directed the office of Head of Service ti collaborate with
relevant organs of Government and workout ways of actualizing these
objectives, also maintained that his Administration is determined to bridge the
identified existing gaps of personnel in all cadres in the State
Public Service.

On revenue generation, Gov. Sule while directing henceforth all revenues should be domiciled in Treasury Single Account (TSA) also expressed the determination of his Administration
to improve the revenue base of the State in order to effectively
finance its policies and programmes for the development of the State.
“In this regard, the potentials of Ministries, Departments and Agencies
(MDAs) to generate revenue shall be improved and strengthen”

He added: “Appropriate steps are being
taking to ensure compliance with this policy decision of TSA by all MDAs as
from August, 2019”.

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