Oyo-Ita Plans To Strip Civil Service Of Corruption
Winifred Oyo-Ita, the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, has revealed her plan for the nation’s civil service, while speaking on Wednesday, she said her plan was to reform the service, make it efficient, productive, incorruptible and citizen-centred.
The plan was said to be in line with the change agenda of the current administration and the Federal Government’s Economic Recovery and Growth Plan 2017-2020.
While speaking at a sensitisation workshop in Abuja, she shed light on the 2017-2020 Federal Civil Service Strategy and Implementation Plan organised for civil servants.
She said the FCSSIP was prepared with a number of characteristics which have increased the likelihood of success relative to previous reform attempts.
She listed some of the unique features to include high impact prioritization of initiatives; specificity with actionable and detailed implementation plan; clear governance to drive reforms; partnerships for resources to support implementation; and change management as well as communication plan.
Oyo-Ita said the strategy which has been approved by the Federal Executive Council has eight priority areas selected based on their potential for impact in the short term and their relevance to the ERGP implementation roles.
She identified salary review as a first step to enhance civil servants’ values.
“We need to launch a salary review of the civil service as a first step to enhance the value proposition of civil servants.
“I am for salary review. We must increase salary. I am not saying this as a union leader but because I am aware of what workers go through,” she said.