Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Federal Govt. of Nigeria to Retire 1,050 civil servants in 3weeks, says Head of Service

Abuja - Alhaji Bukar Aji, the Head
of the Civil Service of the
Federation (HOCSF), says 1,050
civil servants that are in the
service illegally will be retired in
the next three weeks.

Aji made the disclosure at the
ongoing 60th anniversary
celebration of the Nigeria Public
Service Commission in Abuja.
He said that the screening done
by Integrated Payroll and
Personnel Information System
(IPPIS) discovered that the 1,050
civil servants were supposed to
have retired from the service
long before now.

"Through the IPPIS, we are able
to screen those who are
supposed to have retired long
time ago and they will leave the
service within the next two to
three weeks,'' he said.
The head of the civil service said
that it would create opportunity
for those in legitimate service to
be promoted.

Aji said that there had been
synergy, cooperation and
collaboration between the HOCSF
and the Federal Civil Service
Commission (FCSC).
He assured that the Federal Civil
Service would be better in 2014,
adding that it would not relent in
its efforts to improve the service.

The Chairman, FCSC, Mrs Joan Ayo
said that the commission came
into existence in April, 1954 with
the functions of employing,
promoting and disciplining of
civil servants.
She said that since the
commission was the gateway
into the service and exit way, the
commission should be guided by
some rules.
"As the `entry into' and 'exit out'
the service, the FCSC is committed
to the traditional core values of
the civil service.''
She listed the core values as
including meritocracy, anonymity,
integrity, political neutrality,
discipline, impartiality,
accountability and transparency.

Ayo said that the celebration was
necessary in order to recall the
exploits of the founding fathers
of the civil service.
"We are celebrating the past and
looking at where we have got it
wrong, so we can improve and
do it better," she said.
The FCSC boss explained that the
civil service was that organ of
government that performed vital
advisory role.

"The commission advises the
government on policy,
anticipating problems and
deploying human, material and
financial resources for effective
execution of public policy.
The Secretary to Government of
the Federation (SGF), Sen. Ayim
Pius Ayim, said that government
would ensure improved service.

Ayim, who was represented by
Mr Linus Awute, the Permanent
Secretary, General Service of SGF,
congratulated the efforts of the
founding fathers who had
worked tirelessly to ensure
transparency and meritocracy.

The News Agency of Nigeria
(NAN) reports that the theme of
the celebration is: "Civil Service
Core Values: The Sine Qua Non
for National Development". (NAN)

Reference: Vanguard

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