HOS seeks collaboration with IMF on capacity building

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HEAD of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita has asked for collaboration with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for the nation’s civil service.

The Head of Service who disclosed this in Abuja during a meeting with the officials of Fiscal Affairs Department (FAD) of the IMF said “the IMF which is in the area of capacity building for the nation’s civil service is in line with the objective of her office to roll out Personnel and Human Resources Component of the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information Systems (IPPIS)

According to the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Oyo-Ita said government is looking at areas of improved financial control as well as “improving our enterprise document management system to enhance our electronic documentation and data processes”

She said apart from capacity building in improving service delivery there was need to prioritise the welfare of staff as well as identify areas of challenge faced by most civil servants particularly accommodation issues, which she noted gave rise to the inauguration of the Federal Integrated Staff Housing Programme (FISH)

Other areas the Federal Government is looking into Oyo-Ita said include, are establishment of Digital service strategy to facilitate online and real time delivery of service to the citizenry, reform of the financial system,  enforcement of internal control mechanism as well as enterprise culture and commercial orientation of the civil service.

She further said that the Buhari’s administration cares for government workers even as she advised them to exhibit highest level of loyalty and commitment to their duties.

Earlier, the team leader Mr. Sailendra Pattanayak, Senior Economist, Fiscal Affairs Department (FAD) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said that the IMF team was in the country to collaborate with government and to find ways to strengthen public finance management.

In his words, “We are here also to basically review the challenges of public affairs management in the Nigerian context so we would be able to provide advice to some of those challenges and recommend steps with a view to further strengthen public fiancé management.”

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