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FG Launches National Policy On Virtual Engagement For MDAs

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo



The Federal authorities has launched a nationwide coverage on digital engagement, within the Federal Public Institution.

The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr. Folashade Yemi-Esan disclosed this at the moment Tuesday thirtieth March 2021 in the course of the oversight go to of members of the Senate Committee on Establishment and Public service to the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation in Abuja.

According to her, the Policy is geared in the direction of institutionalizing a framework and requirements inside Ministries Department and Agencies (MDAs), Parastatals, and government-owned corporations utilizing digital engagement as an administrative process.

The coverage, she added, is in step with the Nigeria e-governance grasp plan which was accredited by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on 14th October 2020, to make sure that work continues unhindered and to evolve a digitalized public service.

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Dr Yemi-Esan reeled out the successes recorded within the final 4 years with the implementation of the 2017-2020 Federal Civil Service Strategy and Implementation Plan(FCSSIP), which is a blueprint for the transformation of the Federal Civil Service right into a world-class public service establishment, to incorporate

i.  The re-design and re-launch of three Core-training modules i.e induction course, SMAT-P, Leadership Enhancement, and Development Programme (LEAD-P).

ii.   Acceleration of roll-out of the Human Resource element of the Integrated Personnel Cost and Payroll Information System (IPPIS).

iii.   Establishment of a service Innovation Department (SID) within the OHCSF and Service Innovation Divisions in MDAs, charged with the revolutionary options for the advantage of the service.

iv.   Digitization of processes and information of MDAs for additional discount within the overhead price of MDAs.

v.    Design of Leadership Training Programme in partnership with Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG).

vi.   Payment of the sum of N2. 3 billion out of  N2.5 billion launched has been paid as dying advantages to the subsequent of kin to deceased officers, including that the steadiness will likely be paid to different beneficiaries as quickly because the workplace receives the requisite attestation from Banks.

She requested the assist of Members of the National Assembly in the course of the forth-coming focal group dialogue with chosen stakeholders, to actualize the success of the proposed successor plan 2021-2025.

In his response, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Establishment and Public Service, Senator Ibrahim Shekarau counseled the HOCSF on digitization and the transfer in the direction of a paperless Civil Service which is able to finally improve service supply thereby chopping price and enhance turnaround time.

He described the Civil Service because the wheel on which governance rotates, including that with a sound Civil Service because the engine room of presidency, ‘‘political leadership can go out politicking with two eyes closed without falling into any ditch’’.

Senator Shekarau, additional requested that Civil Servants needs to be engaged in steady coaching, because the nation stands to learn from their data and wealth of expertise.

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