FG to rely on digitization, automation for transparency

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By Dirisu Yakubu

ABUJA- Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, HOSF, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan has pledged the federal authorities’s dedication to creating service supply extra environment friendly by means of reliance on digitization and automation for transparency and accountability.

Dr. Yemi-Esan acknowledged this in her remarks on the event of the Year 2020 Africa Public Service day celebration held on Tuesday beneath a digital surroundings in Abuja.

According to her, the extent of public enlightenment and curiosity in authorities processes and actions underscore the necessity for public servants as service suppliers to be accountable and clear. This, she mentioned was vital to keep up public confidence and belief within the system.

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The HOSF famous that key reforms at the moment being pushed by the federal authorities embody plans to digitalize institution, recruitment, studying and improvement processes, including that Ministries, Departments, and Agencies, MDAs, have been directed to digitize recordsdata and different information.

She additionally spoke on different milestone reform initiatives championed by her workplace to remodel the general public service for improved high quality service supply, significantly “the continued effort at bringing each public servant nationwide on the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, IPPIS, platform.

In a press release issued on Tuesday night time by Olawunmi Ogunmosunle, Director of Press, Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr. Yemi-Esan maintained that “the IPPIS initiative has been able to determine the actual number of serving public servants in Nigeria. It has helped in the attainment of projected savings to the tune of 60 to 120 billion naira from cleaning Human Resource (HR) data on IPPIS. It has also improved productivity and governance for HR administration across all HR processes such as payroll transfers, promotions, recruitment and training.”

The assertion additionally added that “quality and speed of service delivery has also been enhanced by reducing administrative cost, increasing transparency, making services more accessible and increasing the ability to make data-driven decisions. Above all economic growth has been enhanced through the channeling of the saved funds to other aspects of service delivery by the government.”

She revealed that six MDAs are already dwell on the IPPIS platform, stressing {that a} additional ten could be dwell by June 2020 whereas the ultimate nineteen are anticipated to go dwell by August 2020.

In the world of capability constructing, Dr. Yemi-Esan famous that the reviewed modules on induction, 

Structured Mandatory Assessment Training Program, SMAT-P in addition to the Leadership Enhancement and Development Programme, LEAD-P have been launched. 

The nationwide theme for this 12 months’s celebration is “Entrenching Good Governance: 

Developing Transparent and Accountable Public Institutions”


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