Gov. Sani Bello inaugurates 15-man committee to reform state civil service


Gov. Sani Bello: Determined to create virile civil service                      

Niger state Governor Abubakar Sani Bello, has said that the decision of his administration to reposition the State Civil Service is aimed at enabling it play its critical role of implementing government policies and programmes. .

Governor Bello announced this in Minna, the state capital, while inaugurating a 15-man committee to reform and restructure the Niger state Civil Service for effective service delivery.

A statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mary Noel Berje, and made available to Summit News, said the committee’s terms of reference are:   to review current structure of the Civil Service with the view to enhancing institutional synergy and productivity; to highlight challenges that are confronting the Civil Service especially the effective deployment of Human Resources for effective service delivery.

Others are; to make viable recommendations for the repositioning of the Civil Service and to highlight areas that need government attention for the betterment and effective service delivery.

According to the statement, Governor Bello noted with dismay that there is no proper succession plan in the Civil Service, adding that “it is ridiculous and should not be.”

He said the committee members were carefully selected to transform the Civil Service into a proactive and result oriented one, and charged them to work diligently.

Committee members: Ready to provide service

The committee will be chaired by Engineer Abdulkadir Mohammed Ndastu, while Dr. Yakubu Bello, Permanent Secretary, Establishment, office of the Head of Service will serve as Secretary of the committee.

The committee is expected to submit its report in three months time.

Responding on behalf of the committee members, Chairman of the committee, Engineer Ndastu, assured the governor that the committee will do its utmost best to ensure that the confidence reposed on them will not be misplaced, and called for the support and cooperation of all MDA’s and Labour Union.


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