Friday, 22 July 2016

BPSR IS ACCOUNTABLE. Read July's Edition of Reformer Monthly. cc @DrJoeAbah

Publisher's note 

Dr Joe Abah - Director General

Bureau of Public Service Reforms


Hello readers,
Welcome to the July edition of “Reformer Monthly”. As we start the second half of the year, this edition is an opportunity to reflect on what has been an incredibly busy month of June.

Following the announcement of the merger of some Ministries on November 10, 2015, by Mr President, the Head of Service of the Federation set up a Committee of which BPSR was a member to facilitate the smooth take off of the merged Ministries. In its report, the Committee recommended that deeper and more technical work should be done on the mergers under the leadership of BPSR. That work involved working with them to develop appropriate Vision, Mission and Mandate statements and equally important, carrying out “Functional Reviews” to ensure that the functions of Departments and Units are not duplicated as a result of the mergers. Having commenced the reviews since April, June was an opportunity to validate our findings and recommendations with the six Ministries affected by the merger: Budget and National Planning; 

Transportation; Information and Culture; Youth and Sports; Power, Works and Housing and Interior. We were also able to support the Federal Ministry of Environment to reposition the Ministry.

The rocky hilly location of the Institute of Security Studies in Bwari, Abuja provided the serene setting for my academic lecture on Public Service Reforms to Course participants recently. You will find all the details in this edition.

The new DFID/LEAP programme management that replaced FEPAR also came on a courtesy visit to the Bureau. Also, officials of the Republic of Gambia were in the Bureau to share experiences on Public Service Reforms implementation in both Countries. Our popular Lunch Time Reform Seminar Series has commenced again with a delivery on “Efficiency in the conduct of Government Business” by the Federal Ministry of Finance.

All these and more you will find in this edition. You are welcome.

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