In an effort to carry Kaduna state civil servants along in the ongoing public service reforms program introduced by Governor Nadir Ahmad El-Rufa’i, the office of the Head of Service through the office of the Director General Public Service Reform has organized a one day sensitization workshop for Directors of Administration and Finance from the various MDAs in the state.
Speaking at the opening of the workshop, the Head of Service Mrs Bariatu Yusuf Mohammed ,who spoke through the Permanent Secretary public service office Mr Nuhu Isiyaku Buzun said the sensitization is aimed at engaging civil servants in the process of the ongoing public service reforms tagged:”public service revitalization and renewal project. “
He emphasized that the inputs of the directors is critical to creating a robust result and will fast track the implementation of the project as they will relate the message to their subordinate for better understand to allay their fears and avoid further misinterpretation of the policy and charged civil servants to support the idea as it will help them and have positive impact on the sector.
Presenting the draft of the policy through power point presentation to participants, the Director General Bureau for Public Service Reforms, Alhaji Bashir Mohammed said the present administration in the state from inception met some challenges in the state civil service .
He highlighted some of the challenges as inadequate capacity, crisis of succession, inadequate training, ghost workers among others ,adding that the only way to address the challenges is by overhauling the system.
The DG said government is working to ensure the harmonization of of civil servants pay roll and as well improve welfare packages for a better standard of living.
He said Directors of Administration and Finance are the engine room of the civil service he the need integrate them into the reform process.
Responding, one the participants, Mr Tokan Chayak from the civil service commission who represented the Director Administration of the commission said the workshop was interesting and serves as an eye opener, stressing that the impression they had about some aspect of reforms has proved otherwise.