By Okon Okon
The federal government has pledged to provide job aids and home loan resources to 118 graduates of the “Leadership Enhancement and Development (Lead-P) Program”.
The Head of Service of the Federation (HOCSF), Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, made the pledge during the graduation ceremony for the beneficiaries on Tuesday in Abuja.
Yemi-Esan said the gesture was the determination of the federal government to improve the working conditions of civil servants, to fulfill its mandate of strengthening the national civil service.
The HoS said Lead-P training aims to produce 100 officers at salary levels 10 to 14 each year, aimed at producing the next generation of leaders in the federal civil service.
According to her, the program is the key element of the first pillar of the Federal Public Service Strategy and Implementation Plan (FCSSIP) 2021 to 2025,
The plan focuses on capacity building and talent management of civil servants to improve the country’s civil service.
“This priority of this initiative aims to respond to the need to strengthen and revitalize the workforce of the public service through well-structured and sustainable capacity-building programs.
“It is therefore quite inspiring to see that today’s graduation ceremony is symbolic of the progress being made towards the full implementation of this aspect of the FCSSIP,” she said.
However, she announced the determination of the federal government to improve the working conditions of graduates with the provision of work tools, including laptops and resources for their housing loans.
“I would like to take this opportunity to inform you that the office of the Head of the Federation Civil Service has made arrangements for each of you to have laptops to enhance your work.
“In addition, I would like to inform you that the Federal Government Staff Housing Loans Council has resources in place to provide immediate housing loan to all of you,” the HoS said.
In addition, the Federation Government Secretary (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha, commended Yemi-Esan for his commendable initiative, saying that leadership development for effective succession planning has, over time, remained the scourge of the public service.
According to Mustapha, this underscores the need to appropriately staff officers with such laudable programs, because the civil service of any nation, in all its bureaucratic complexity, is the lifeblood of government.
“It demonstrates that public servants must have the ability to support rapidly changing political agendas, manage and transform large public organizations, motivate and inspire their staff, and be trusted partners to citizens. .
According to him, the reform of the national civil service has had a remarkable impact, especially during the period of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Globally, we have seen how effective public service leaders have risen to the challenge of COVID-19, leveraging new technologies and managing their workforces in innovative ways to protect their well-being. , while maintaining and strengthening the delivery of essential services.
“As daunting as it may have been, there is no denying that the world, including Nigeria, has risen to the challenge,” SGF remarked.
The initiative is part of the federal government’s mandate and, most importantly, is in line with its vision to lead world-class service to accelerate national development through public service. (NAN) (www.nannews.ng)
Edited by Idris Abdulrahman