Wednesday, 24 September 2014
BPSR ACTIVITIES, September 2014….
MEETING OF THE IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE OF THE WHITE PAPER ON THE RESTRUCTURING AND RATIONALIZATION OF GOVERNMENT PARASTATAL etc.
The Meeting of the Implementation Committee of the White Paper Committee on the Restructuring and Rationalization of Federal Government Agencies, Parastatals and Commissions took place on 5th September, 2014 under the chairmanship of Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, Secretary to the Government of the Federation. The newly appointed Honourable Minister of Aviation attended the meeting.
Key outcome of the meeting: Committee addressed and resolved all petitions and appeals arising from the decisions of Government in the White Paper. The next meeting of the Committee will be dedicated to discussing and taking decisions on the reports of all the Technical Sub-Committee. Dr Joe Abah, DG, BPSR is the Secretary of the Implementation Committee.
MEETING OF THE STEERING COMMITTEE ON REFORMS
On Friday, 12th September 2014, the Steering Committee on Reforms (SCR) under the chairmanship of the SGF was held. Attending the meeting for the first time was the current Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mr. Danlandi Kifasi.
Key outcome of the meeting: Two key issues were considered at the meeting, the draft Compendium on Public Service Reforms; and the National Strategy for Public Service Reforms (NSPSR).
The main conclusion reached at the meeting was the constitution of a Sub-Committee under the chairmanship of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, including the Director General, BPSR, Director General, BPE and Auditor General of the Federation to validate the Compendium on Public Service Reform.
The methodology adopted by the Sub-Committee was to forward the assessment of each of the reform programme to the relevant MDA to be assessed; and submit validated version of the Compendium by latest Monday, 22nd September 2014.
DG, BPSR LEAD DISCUSSANT AT THE FCTA 3-DAYS RETREAT
Dr Joe Abah, Director General, BPSR presented a Paper on the topic "Building a FCT of Our Choice: Challenges of Inclusive Growth to the Public Servant" as a Lead Discussant at a 3-Day Retreat for staff of the Department of Economic Planning, Research and Statistics of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) on Friday, 12th September. 2014. The Retreat took place at Lokoja, Kogi State.
DG, BPSR Keynote Speaker At The Ebonyi State Public Service Lecture
Similarly, the DG, Dr. Joe Abah honoured an invitation extended to him by the Ebonyi State Head of the Civil Service, Chief (Mrs) Ugo Nnachi, as the Keynote Speaker at the Ebonyi State Public Service Lecture which took place on Thursday, 18th September, 2014 as part of activities marking the Ebonyi State Civil Service Week from 16th-21st September, 2014.
The DG's Keynote Address centered on the theme of the Ebonyi State 2014 Civil Service Week "African Charter on Values and Principles of Africa Public Service and Administration: A Tool for Enhancing Governance in the Open Era".
DG, BPSR Facilitation a Session at an E-Government Expo in Dubai
Galaxy Backbone Ltd. in collaboration with some Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM’s) in Dubai organised an E-Government Expo Event in Dubai, UAE from Saturday, 20th to Thursday, 25th September, 2014 at Dubai for Chief Executive Officers and Directorate Level Officers in MDAs.
The event is a private sector initiative by the OEMS and system integrators who have solution for ICT-enabled public service delivery. It is targeted at the on-line provision of citizens-facing public service. Galaxy Backbone invited the Director General, BPSR to facilitate a session around the areas of Government reform and how on-line services are pivotal to the improvement of public service delivery.