FG mulls effective transport, housing scheme for civil servants

Chinazor Megbolu    |   
The Federal Government has mulled the idea of providing effective and affordable transportation and housing schemes for civil servants in Nigeria.
The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HOCSF), Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, disclosed this on Tuesday during a virtual interactive session with civil servants in Abuja.
In a statement later signed and issued by the Director of Information, office of the HOCSF, Mrs. Olawunmi Ogunmosunle, the minister declared that housing and transportation were key areas of staff welfare, that the federal government would give greater attention to in a bid to alleviate the burden of civil servants.
The statement pointed out that civil servants should be purpose-driven, dedicated and exhibit the highest level of transparency, professionalism, confidence as well as competence at all times.
She listed that the “New Civil Service” initiative are; the Enterprise Content Management (ECM), Capacity Building, Performance Management System, Innovation in Service and Welfare of Civil Servants.
Yemi-Esan explained that over 300 work processes had been noted in her office, stressing that some of the processes would be channeled in the ongoing digitilisation process in the service.
She maintained that the office had arranged an “end-user” training for 16 Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) on digitilisation.
According to her; “in addition, the National Policy on Virtual Engagements in federal public institutions has been developed”.
Yemi-Esan further noted that the service has concluded the arrangement for the training of the second batch of Structured Mandatory Training Programme (SMAT-P) for 1,500 officers, with the exercise expected to hold in November, 2020.

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