Civil Service Is The Most Vital Machinery Of Government Policies And Programmes – SGF


The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha has reiterated the importance of the Civil Service, as the ‘most vital machinery through which Government delivers its policies and programmes to its citizenry’

He therefore called on Civil Servants to continually evolve new ideas to solidify its role and boost its Capacity as the main bridge between Government and the citizenry

The SGF gave this charge when he declared open the induction workshop for newly appointed Permanent Secretaries in Kano on Thursday, 6th February, 2020.
He said, this is necessary to deliver public goods in the most efficient, transparent and acceptable manner.

Boss Mustapha emphasized that the development of the country’s economy and its competitiveness in the knowledge driven global system requires the professionalized and fully developed Civil Service that can support Government to drive the transformation vision to the next level.

The Ag Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi–Esan in her opening remarks charged the Permanent Secretaries to resolve to restore the Service to its original position of eminence and relevance.

She implored them to respond more to the challenges of governance and the present administration’s desire to diversify the economy and increase Nigeria’s revenue base.

According to Dr Yemi–Esan Permanent Secretaries are key drivers of Government operations. They are therefore mandated “to bring into the value chain of Civil Service a participatory and professional administrative style which will promote and enhance service delivery while being conscious of the dynamics of public administration as we have it today”.

The Head of Civil Service also emphasized the need for Permanent Secretaries to take ownership of all reform programmes initiated by the Government; especially the Civil Service strategy and implementation plan recently initiated by the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation.
Noting that, the service-wide success of this initiative rests largely on how they are communicated to Civil Servants and the level of determination with which they are driven in all MDAs of Government.

The induction programme had in attendance the Secretary to the Federal Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, the Acting Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi–Esan, retired Head of Service, Alhaji Bukar Goni Aji, retired Permanent Secretary, Dr Goke Adegoroye, Permanent Secretaries among others.

Olawunmi Ogunmosunle
Director Communication,
Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation