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Civil service reform: We’re yet to get it right —PENCOM boss

By Austin Ogwuda
ASABA—CHAIRMAN of the National Pension Commission (PENCOM), Chief Oluwole Adeosun, has challenged the National Council on Establishments to make its own independent input towards re-focusing the National Council Service, noting that past approaches in reforming the civil service were yet to yield the desired results.

Adeosun stated this in Asaba while presenting a paper titled, “Repositioning Institutions for challenges of sustainable Development: Role of State Institutions in the Pension Reform Process,” as a guest lecturer at this year’s Public Service Week Celebration.

Although Adeosun acknowledged the fact that there had been various genuine reforms in the past, he said the reforms had not yielded desired result.

“For many years, very different approaches have been adopted in reforming the civil service but the after-effect appears to be that we are still to get it right.

“I, therefore, wish to challenge the National Council on Establishments to make its own independent input towards re-focusing the National Council Service.

“As important stakeholders, we all have a duty and responsibility to provide a new sense of direction in our attempts to reinvigorate the civil service to perform better its strategic role in governance”.

He stated that “in repositioning state institutions, entrenching sound corporate governance is very critical.

“Similarly, the institutions must move away from excessive bureaucracy and should imbibe the culture of accountability, transparency, responsiveness, integrity and should have responsive leadership”.

In his welcome address, the State Head of Service, Dr. Sam Okpokpor, said the “public service lecture provides opportunity for public servants to enrich their knowledge and gather information on issues that will help in the performance of their duties”.


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