Ogun, FG Partner On Improved Public Service Administration

Ogun State Government in conjunction with the Federal Bureau of Public Service Reforms, Abuja are partnering to further deepen the gains of reforms in the public service.

Receiving the Director General (DG) of the Bureau, Mr. Dasuki Arabi in Abeokuta, Secretary to the Ogun State Government, Mr. Tokunbo Talabi informed the delegation of the various reforms already embarked upon by the Prince Dapo Abiodun led-administration to reposition the Public Service.

 Talabi said the reforms include, the automation of the process of appointment of Permanent Secretaries, digitisation of registration of the public schools, initiating an online registry for lands under the concept of Ogun State Land Administration and Revenue Management System (OLARMS), establishment of Bureau of Public Procurement, Government Delivery Unit, as well as engendered Housing reforms, among other things.

 The State’s scribe expatiated that “the government delivery unit was created to serve as a platform for effective tracking and coordination of priority initiatives and had consistently engaged and collaborated with Ministries Departments and Agencies, as well as stakeholders in ensuring transparency, accountability, resource control, control resolution, quality assurance and due process”.

He said the digitisation of school registration had further curtailed juvenile delinquency and criminal tendencies of students who in the past moved from one school to the other to evade consequences of their actions, just as the housing reforms also removed the bottlenecks for middle class citizens including Public- Servants in owning a decent house.

Speaking earlier, Mr. Arabi, stated that the delegation was in the State to give necessary support to the government, towards establishing a full-fledged Bureau of Public Service Reforms to improve the public administration.

The DG emphasised that the reforms would bring about core public service institutions in a systemic and sustainable manner for enduring changes in the behaviour of public sector actors in the interest of the people.

Also present at the meeting were, the State Head of Service, Dr. Nafiu Aigoro, the Director of Strategic Communications, Public Service Reforms, Abuja, Mr. Aliyu Umar, the  Permanent Secretary, Ogun State Public Service Transformation Office, Mr. Jola Oyeneye, as well as his counterpart in the Bureau of Establishments and Training, Mrs. Lydia Fajounbo, among others.