By: Wisdom Acka
The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has commenced training of 1,500 staff on the new Civil Service Strategy Plan 2021-2025.
Director, Human Resource Management, FCTA, Mallam Muhammad Bashir, made this known during the maiden training of 150 of the staff in Abuja, Thursday.
Bashir explained that the FCTA was determined to orient its staff with the strategic plan, an initiative of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Folasade Yemi-Esan.
He said: “This is a training to make our staff acquainted with the new Civil Service reforms for effective service delivery in FCT.”
“It cuts across all cadre, from level 12 to 16 in all Secretariats, Departments and Agencies, mainly Administrative Officers. The reform seeks to achieve new phase of a Civil Service, where the practice of analogue in the Civil Service will be history,” he assured.
The Director noted that the Civil Service was the bedrock of every nation; adding that with the reforms, all staff would be expected to deliver, which would be assessed by Standard Operation Procedure and any failure would be traced to fish out who is responsible and be dealt with accordingly.
On her part, Acting Director, Reform Coordination and Service Improvement, Dr. Jumai Ahmadu, stressed the need for civil servants to imbibe application of technology in service delivery.
She emphasized the need for hardwork; stressing the importance of reward for outstanding performance and excellence, even as she commended the Administration for not relenting in handsomely rewarding its staff yearly since institution of the award programme.
Representative of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Hajara Idris, on her part, highlighted some of the core pillars the civil servants needed to know to including digital skills, performance management system, improvement of the human resource aspect of IPPIS, innovation, and staff welfare.
“We want to ensure we all align to the these reform programmes so that no one is left behind”, she said.