Owerri – The National Council on Establishment (NCE) says it will consider 80 memoranda submitted by the Federal Government and states as well as other agencies and stakeholders at its meeting.

Mr Ndubuisi Osuji, Permanent Secretary, Service Policy and Strategy Office (SPSO), Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF), made this known at the 40th meeting of the NCE on Tuesday in Owerri.

He said that results of the evaluation would help boost service delivery in the country.

Osuji called on stakeholders to ensure thorough evaluation of memoranda being presented at the NCE meeting.

He noted that the aim of the meeting was to examine the various memoranda received from all the 39 states of the federation and make recommendations to the Council.

“This meeting will consider 80 memoranda comprising of 18 referred cases and 62 new ones, submitted by the Federal and State Governments as well as other agencies and stakeholders.

“Our experiences have no doubt placed us in a unique position to evaluate the memoranda and recommend measures that will have positive impact on service delivery.

“Also, we are expected to improve on the processes and systems of operations in the Civil Service.

“I implore us to dispassionately evaluate the various memoranda presented in order to offer clear evidence based recommendations to the Council,” Osuji said.

The permanent secretary said that the memoranda cover issues pertaining to conditions of service, salaries, duration of cadre and other establishment issue that will enhance services in civil service.

He added that the ultimate objective of the meeting was to reinvigorate the civil service and ensure a shift of focus to modern and effective machinery for the attainment of national growth.

He said that the decisions of the council at the 39th meeting had been fully implemented through various circulars.

Some of the decisions already implemented includes uniform scheme of service for all category of Nurses, internship for graduate nurses and enhanced entry salary grade for Higher National Diploma holders among others.

He, however, thanked the Imo State Government for hosting the 40th meeting, in spite of the short notice.

In his remarks, Imo State Head of Service, Mr Ekenze Callistus urged delegates to address all issues raised in the interest of the entire country.

“I urge all participants to give in their best and contribute constructively to the issues that will be raised.

“You owe it as a duty to be de-tribalised. You also owe it as a duty to make use of your experiences to conduct the affairs of this meeting,” Callistus said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the meeting comprised of permanent secretaries in charge of establishment matters, their directors and Heads of Service in the 36 states of the federation and the FCT.

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