Olaopa canvasses reform of civil service
A former federal permanent secretary, Prof. Tunji Olaopa, has canvassed the reinvention of the nation’s public service to position its for effective and efficient performance and greater productivity.
Olaopa, who delivered a lecture on “The Big Bad Bureaucracy? Reinventing the Bureaucracy as a New Public Service” at the 10th inaugural lecture of the Lead City University, Ibadan, noted that various attempts at civil service reforms had failed to yield the desired effects due to design flaws.
The executive vice chairman of Ibadan School of Government and Public Policy (ISGPP) explained that constructive transformation is required to facilitate the maximization of the potential of the civil service.
He said the transformation required decisive transitions with multiple programmes that project significant outcomes, capable of adding up to ignite massive multiplier effects that converge to jumpstart the national economy into an envisioned new developmental state.