Oyo-Ita moves to make civil service incorruptible, efficient, canvasses for salary increase

Oyo-Ita moves to make civil service incorruptible, efficient, canvasses for salary increase

- The head of the civil service in Nigeria has said there is need for a salary review of the civil service

- Winifred Oyo-Ita expressed commitment in reforming the civil service

- According to her, she's aware of what workers go through

Winifred Oyo-Ita, the head of the civil service of the federation, has said she is committed to reforms that are geared towards ensuring that the nation's civil service is efficient, productive, incorruptible and citizen-centred.

Oyo-Ita made this assurance on Wednesday, May 23, at a sensitisation workshop on the 2017-202 Federal Civil Service Strategy and Implementation Plan organised for civil servants in the directorate level in Abuja.

According to her, the FCSSIP is prepared with a number of characteristics which have increased the likelihood of success relative to previous reform attempts, Punch reports.

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NAIJ.com notes that she listed some of the unique features to include high impact prioritisation of initiatives; specificity with actionable and detailed implementation plan; clear governance to drive reforms; partnerships for resources to support implementation; and change management as well as communication plan.

She said: “We need to launch a salary review of the civil service as a first step to enhance the value proposition of civil servants. I am for salary review. We must increase salary. I am not saying this as a union leader but because I am aware of what workers go through."

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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the Head of Service of the Federation (HOSF), Winifred Oyo-Ita, said that the achievements recorded by President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration in the last two and half years were not given adequate publicity.

She made this known on Thursday, April 5, in Abuja, during a peer review visit of federal permanent secretaries to the ministry of information and culture.

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