Govt to intensify public sector institutional reforms

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Ifeanyi Onuba, Abuja

The Federal Government has said it will intensify its reform in the public sector to enable the country to have one of the best civil service in the world by 2020.

The Director-General, Budget Office of the Federation, Mr. Ben Akabueze, said this in Abuja at the opening of a one-day stakeholders’ forum on the National Strategy of Public Service Reform.

He said the reforms in the public sector, which commenced in 2008, needed to be fast-tracked in order to achieve a world class civil service that would place the country’s public sector among the best in the world in the next few years.

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According to him, the reforms that are being implemented by the Bureau of Public Service Reforms will focus on critical institutional changes, restoring professionalism and client focus, and delivering effective basic services.

Akabueze said, “We intend to transform the public service with emphasis on critical institutional changes, restoring professionalism and client focus, and delivering effective basic services by 2017.

“We want to reinvigorate the public service into a value-based, strong and well-performing institution by 2020 and a world-class level of service delivery in the public service by 2030.”

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