Ibrahim Suleiman FRCN
The Federal government is to address the emerging challenges of Treasury Single Account (TSA), Pension Reforms and other reforms towards repositioning the public service.
Director-General, Bureau of Public Service Reforms, Alhaji Ibrahim-Dasuki Arabi stated this in a paper presentation titled “Dissecting Public Service Reforms” at a symposium organised by the Faculty of Administration, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria.
Ibrahim Dasuki Arabi said the President has inaugurated a committee which the bureau is heading to look at the reforms and initiatives around pension to offer solutions to emerging challenges.
He noted that the government’s monetisation programme was celebrated initially as many civil servants became landlords but lamented that some negative impacts of the policy were currently manifesting which prompted the federal government to redesign a housing programme for easy acquisition by the public and civil servants.
Similarly, Permanent Secretary, Human Resources and Staff Development, National Assembly, Alhaji Suraj Oladini, in a paper titled “Dissecting National Assembly; Structure Functions and Service Delivery”, maintained that Nigeria has the capacity to maintain two chambers at the national assembly and urged the parliamentarian to deploy merit in the appointment of legislative aides.
Vice-Chancellor of the University Prof. Kabiru Bala said the symposium was one of the activities designed to revive the culture of intellectual discourse in the university.
The Symposium was themed, “Dissecting Nigeria Public Service Institution: Leadership, Governance and Service Delivery (Past, Present and Future)”.