Sani-Bello inaugurates civil service reform committee
From Isa Dangana, Minna
A 15-man panel for the rationalisation of Niger state has been inaugurated to reform and restructure the Civil Service Commission for effective service delivery.
Governor Abubakar Sani-Bello who inaugurated the committee, reiterated that his administration has decided to reposition the service to enable it play its critical roles of implementing government policies and programmes.
The terms of reference for the committee are: to review the current structure of civil service with a view to enhancing institutional synergy and productivity and 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 better and effective service delivery.
The Governor, who noted with dismay that there is no proper succession plan in the service, said it is ridiculous and should not be like that.
The committee is to be chaired by Engr. Abdulkadir Muhammad Ndatsu and Dr. Yakubu Bello, Permanent Secretary Establishment, Office of the Head of Service as the Secretary of the committee.
The committee is expected to submit its report in three months.
Responding on behalf of the committee members, Chairman of the committee, Engr. Ndatsu assured the governor that the committee will do its utmost best to ensure that the confidence in them will not be misplaced and called for the support and cooperation of all MDAs and labour unions.