|Dr. Joe Abah seated in the middle at the Nigerian Economic Summit.|
In his contribution, Director of Bureau of Public Service Reform, Dr. Joe Abah, said, “We have made a proposal on how we want to carry out reforms in the public service. Following that we have made reviews of agencies and parastatals.
Public service reforms in the last two years have focused too heavily on ministries but it is the agencies that are closer to the people and that can deliver on services. We should focus very seriously on agency reforms. There is much duplication that has to be addressed. We should set out framework through which we can rationalize these agencies. We need to add additional focus to what the agencies deliver and cost of running them.
Improving the business climate, public finance and address the dislocations caused in the past. We need to have convergence in this process. We have got the pressure from the citizens, now we need the power from the government as well as the willingness to achieve rapid change. It is important we have a commonality of understanding of understanding for reforming public institutions.”
Source - UNCOVA