Stakeholders in Abuja on Monday called for the adoption of the National Strategy for Public Service Reforms (NSPSR) to ensure effective Civil Service delivery in the country.
This is contained in a communiqué issued at the end of a stakeholders' workshop on Civil Service and signed by Alhaji Isah Sali, Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HOCSF).
``The National Strategy for Public Service Reforms (NSPSR) should be adopted as the vehicle for the Service’s reform objectives,’’ the communique stated.
It said that action should be expedited on the introduction of the proposed Performance Management System in the Service.
``The Civil Service should be fully committed to the implementation of the Transformation Agenda of the present Administration.
``Civil servants should attune themselves to effective and quality service delivery.’’
It stated the need to amplify effort for service delivery, transparency and ensure good office facilities and staff welfare.
The communique called for the development of new human resource management system.
It also called for the strengthening of the Public Service Institute of Nigeria, the Administrative Staff College of Nigeria, and Centre for Management Development to ensure collaborative partnership in re-invigorating the Service.
According to the communiqué, the Civil Service should re-establish itself as a model of integrity while the Core values and ethics should be articulated and established in each of the Ministries Department and Agencies (MDAs).
It stated that an effective framework for reward and sanctions should be put in place in the Service while appointments and promotion in the Civil Service, especially at the top, should be based on merit and national spread.
It said that there should be a clear definition of roles and responsibilities between the political and bureaucratic leadership.
``The Office of the HOCSF and Federal Civil Service Commission should play their constitutional roles effectively by shielding the Civil Service from political pressures that do not accord with policy, principles and values of the system.
``MDAs should submit annual budget implementation reports which should be evaluated by appropriate institutions.’’