Taking politics too far
Recent happenings in the polity have reminded us that there seems to be a mix-up when it comes to playing politics and public service. They are not the same thing.
Inter-generational conversation on future of the public service
At a public function organized by the government a few years ago, there was a chanced meeting between a former public servant who had been a part of the Golden age of the public service in the immediate post-independence period and a new public servant who came in at the point of the democratic turn in Nigeria.
‘Efficient public service delivery key to Lagos economic prosperity’
Lagos State Public Service Club has maintained that efficient public service delivery is critical to boosting the economic prosperity of the state. The president of the club, Oluremi Ajenifunja, at the unveiling the 40th-anniversary logo and other activities, urged civil servants to be committed to serving the residents.
Delta official offers panacea to bureaucratic bottlenecks in public service
The Director-General of Warri, Uvwie, and Environs Special Area Development Agency (WUEDA), Comrade Ovuozourie Macaulay, has listed determination and diligence as a panacea to the bureaucratic bottlenecks in the nation’s public service.
Restoring the Pride of the Public Service in Nigeria - Part 2
In this sense, therefore, it becomes imperative for the public service to then differentiate between its core and non-core functions. This distinction becomes necessary because the public service cannot afford to be saddled with things which could ordinarily be outsourced.
How traditional rulers’ partiality complicates Ihedioha, Okorocha’s feud
The trending issue in Imo State is the supremacy battle between incumbent governor, Emeka Ihedioha, and his predecessor, Rochas Okorocha. The battle has divided the indigenes along those for and against the combatants and it is said to be creating fear and tension among residents...
Public sector reforms and need for accelerated governance in Enugu
A new approach to governance beckoned recently when Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State inaugurated 12 sectoral adhoc committees on public service reform. The committees made up of tested technocrats drawn from various backgrounds were charged to review the policies
May Day: Ambode commends labour on four years of industrial harmony
Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Wednesday commended labour unions for their understanding and cooperation in the last four years, which ensured that the state did not witness any industrial action. Ambode gave the commendation at the May Day Rally, held at the Agege Stadium, Lagos, with the theme, “Another 100 Years of Jobs,…
Bolsonaro government launches purge of Brazil public service
The administration of Brazil's new President Jair Bolsonaro said Thursday it is starting a purge of government contractors to get rid of those who don't share its far-right ideology. The government "will clean the house," chief of staff Onyx Lorenzoni told a news conference after the first cabinet meeting with Bolsonaro, who took office this…
New e-learning platform to enhance public service capacity
Head of Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita has said yesterday’s launch of the Public Service Learning Management System (PSLMS) in Abuja is an initiative for efficient public service delivery in the country. She also described the capacity building system, which is aimed at improving the skills and competency database of the Federal Government.…
Shuaib, public service and rule of law
After five years of protracted legal battle between the Federal Government and Yushau Shuaib, chief information officer at the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, the Federal Government the other day obeyed the National Industrial Court order to reinstate the embattled civil servant who was prematurely retired from the civil service for writing a critical…