Ogun partners DFID towards repositioning civil service

Posted by News Express | 2 March 2018 | 2,093 times

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Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has said his government would collaborate with development partners, the Department for International Development (DFID), towards strengthening and repositioning the Civil Service in the state.

Receiving a team of the DFID in his Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta office, yesterday, Amosun highlighted the importance of the Civil Service to governance and development.

“We want to review the way we work in the service and embrace world best practices, so as to bring back the glory of the Western region,” he stated.

The governor reiterated his government’s commitment to create a system-driven environment in all the sectors of the economy, where institutions, rather than individuals are developed.

Earlier in his remarks, Head of the Department for International Development Regional office, Mr. Robert Watt, thanked the governor for setting up a committee to work with the team towards the success of the reformation plans and strategies in the state.

Speaking with journalists after the meeting, the Ogun State Head of Service, Mr. Abayomi Sobande, and the Commissioner for Budget and Planning, Ms. Adenrele Adesina said the state is strengthening the Civil Service to be self sustaining, especially in the areas of training and capacity building, so that the civil servants in the state can compete favourably with their counterparts worldwide.

•Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State (middle), Deputy Governor, Chief (Mrs.) Yetunde Onanuga (left), Head, Department for International Development (DFID), Regional office, Mr. Robert Watt (2nd left), Deputy Head, Regional Team of DFID, Dr. Siaka Alhassan (2nd right) and the Commissioner for Budget and Planning, Ms. Adenrele Adesina (right) after a meeting with the governor at his Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta office...yesterday.


Source: News Express

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