President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday directed the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita, to develop a road-map that will make the civil service more effective, innovative and service oriented.
The President gave the directive at a dinner and award night organized by the HOS as part of activities marking the civil service week, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Buhari, who was represented by the Secretary to the Federation Government, Mr. Babachir Lawal, said effective civil service was fundamental to the government’s change agenda.
He urged civil servants across the country to remain dedicated to duties, stressing that the civil service is the engine room of government across the world.
In her address, Oyo-Ita also called on public servants across the country to embrace an inclusive and citizen oriented service delivery.
“This is the only option for us in the Civil Service of the Federation as we have resolved to embrace the change agenda of government,’’ she said.
The HOS said she embarked on robust engagement with critical stakeholder in the Federal Civil Service shortly after her appointment.