The Head of Service, TPL Amope Chokor says the civil service remains pivotal in the formulation of operational programmes and policies, in line with the present administration’s blueprint at retaining the State in her enviable position in the comity of States.
Mrs. Chokor made this known while reeling out the budget estimates of her Office, Bureau of State Pensions, Establishments and Training, Service Matters, Public Transformation Office and the State Civil Service Commission, at the House of Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, stated that planning, training and motivation of public servants would continue to be government’s priority for the overall achievement of Dapo Abiodun led-administration.
She noted that her office would evolve more administrative plans to improve and maintain the morale of the State’s workforce, with a view to providing effective service delivery for members of the public in the next fiscal year.
Giving the breakdown of the budget estimates of the Office of the Head of Service, she noted that a total budget proposal of N406m was being proposed for year 2020, consisting of N120m capital expenses, N286m for recurrent and N20m as expected revenue.
On her part, the Permanent Secretary, Bureau of Local Government Pensions, Mrs. Folashade Kokumo, reiterated the agency’s resolve to sustain the economic independence of retirees through prompt payment of pension and gratuities.
Kokumo disclosed that the next fiscal year would witness more strategies towards ensuring effective supervision, and prompt remittance of pension deduction under Contributory Pension Scheme to custodians, including Local Government Service and Local Government Education Authorities retirees, with a view to achieving a comfortable and fulfilled post-service life for them.
For the actualization of such vision in the next fiscal year, Kokumo said the Bureau had earmarked a sum of N57m to include N27m for capital projects and N30m for recurrent in the next fiscal year.