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  •  The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation HOCSF Dr Folasade Yemi Esan has described the Nigerian civil servants as exceptional and highly productive in their services to the development of the country Yemi Esan made the assertion at the Thanksgiving Service in commemoration of the Civil Service Week at Exousia Church of God on Sunday hellip
    Nigerian civil servants are exceptional, productive, says Yemi-Esan
     The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation HOCSF Dr Folasade Yemi Esan has described the Nigerian civil servants as exceptional and highly productive in their services to the development of the country Yemi Esan made the assertion at the Thanksgiving Service in commemoration of the Civil Service Week at Exousia Church of God on Sunday hellip
    Nigerian civil servants are exceptional, productive, says Yemi-Esan
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    Nigerian civil servants are exceptional, productive, says Yemi-Esan

    The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HOCSF), Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, has described the Nigerian civil servants as exceptional and highly productive in their services to the development of the country.

    Yemi-Esan made the assertion at the Thanksgiving Service, in commemoration of the Civil Service Week, at Exousia Church of God on Sunday in Abuja.

    According to Yemi-Esan, going by the assessment of the current civil service, the present crop of civil servants in Nigeria are competitively rating with their counterparts in other parts of the world.

    “Honestly, the Nigerian civil servants are very harworking, creative in their services and I don’t have any reasons at all to regret being the head of service, because I have received a lot of cooperation, a lot report of of hard work among them.

    “Unfortunately civil servants are not well celebrated, ” she said.

    She, however, advised the civil servants not to relent efforts in their good works and services to their fatherland.

    “They are doing very well and my prayer is that they continue, they shouldn’t rest, they must continue to be productive.”

    On the significance of the service of thanksgiving to God, the HOS said it was pertinent to do so as he had been good to Nigerians and civil servants in particular.

    “It is very important to give thanks to God because he has been good to us especially in the civil service, so we have to give him thanks.

    “We also have another reason to give thanks to God because all the programs for the civil service week went very smoothly”, she said.

    Meanwhile, the priest in charge of the service, Pastor Kunle Shoyele in his sermon, advised the civil servants to be more productive, saying productivity increases their capacities.

    In his sermon with theme, ‘Your talent is given to you for use”, the clergyman  took read from the book of Mathew 25:14 – 30.

    He gave an illustration on how a man out of the three men, who received one talent, despised the little talent and thereby, missed it all.

    The ceric, therefore, advised civil servants not to despise their little beginning, adding that they should make good use of their time while working in office.

    “The illustration in the talents of the three men in the Bible is applicable to us, any gift given to us by God is for our productivity.

    According to him, God is an investor and whatever he gives us, he expects good out of it and our lives is an investment.

    He added that talents are given to us for purpose, hence the need to be productive in services to the nation.

    “Make good use of your time at work in your offices, every office you occupy is given to you in trust and you are expected to execute your services satisfactorily, expecting that some day, you will give account for it, ” the clergyman advised.

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  •  Dr Folasade Yemi Esan the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation HOCSF has reassured that examinations of permanent secretaries before their appointments pass through rigorous processes Yemi Esan made this known at a Media Parley with Editors and Correspondents of Media Houses on Wednesday in Abuja The HOS who is responding to the controversy surrounding hellip
    Examinations, appointments of perm secs is thorough- HOS
     Dr Folasade Yemi Esan the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation HOCSF has reassured that examinations of permanent secretaries before their appointments pass through rigorous processes Yemi Esan made this known at a Media Parley with Editors and Correspondents of Media Houses on Wednesday in Abuja The HOS who is responding to the controversy surrounding hellip
    Examinations, appointments of perm secs is thorough- HOS
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    Examinations, appointments of perm secs is thorough- HOS

    Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HOCSF), has reassured that examinations of permanent secretaries before their appointments pass through rigorous processes.

    Yemi-Esan made this known at a Media Parley with Editors and Correspondents of Media Houses on Wednesday in Abuja.

    The HOS, who is responding to the controversy surrounding the examinations and appointments of permanent secretaries, said their appointments were strictly based on merit.

    She said their appointments passed through rigorous processes and there were no malpractices in the examinations as being alleged in some quarters, adding that “there are no preferred candidates”.

    The HOS explained that some directors due for the examinations were always complaining about the introduction of computer-based tests as many of them were unable to operate computers.

    She said it was difficult to understand how civil servants on the cadres of directors and permanent secretaries could not operate computers.

    According to her, the office of the HOCSF used to set questions a day to the exams without the candidates or examiners knowing about it, so there is transparency in handling of the exams.

    “If the service is going digital, and permanent secretaries who are supposed to lead the digitisation process don’t know how to operate computers, how can we not say that the public service is confused.

    “How are they going to lead by example? That is the first thing, ” she explained.

    She said the Federal Government had embarked on the digitisation of the civil service and all civil  servants were expected to be able to operate computers.

    Yemi-Esan said her office, in order to ensure that there was no malpractice, had to involve security agents both during the setting and the marking of the exams, hence there was no chance for manipulation or having preferred candidates.

    On the issue of some MDAs not apply the civil service rules in some aspects of their operations, Yemi-Esan said any worker affected in any issue had the right to petition to her office.

    “In office of the HOCSF, we don’t know the details of what is happening in your parastatals and your agencies except you draw our attention to it.

    “If you don’t draw our attention, we cannot know about it; that is the only way we are going to pay attention to whatever thing that is happening there,” she advised.

    She also assured civil servants of the Federal Government’s relentless efforts to digitise the civil service system.

    The HOS therefore advised all MDAs to key into the process in an efforts to revolutionise Nigeria’s public service to global standards.

    While appreciating the media for their cooperation with her since she assumed duty, Yemi-Esan said the forum was an interactive one to celebrate with media “as the country is celebrating the 2022 Civil Service Week.”

    On salary harmonisation, Dr Emmanuel Meribole, the Permanent Secretary, Service Policies and Strategies, explained that the committee working on it would submit its reports within the next two months.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the forum, which was part of activities to mark 2022 Civil Service Week, attracted permanent secretaries across MDAs, media stakeholders from both print and electronic among others.

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  •  The Federal Executive Council FEC on Wednesday observed a minute silence in honour of former Minister of communications under Gen Ibrahim Babangida regime Olawole Ige who died at 83 The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the meeting was presided over President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa Abuja NAN reports hellip
    FEC observes 1 minute silence in honour of ex-minister, Ige
     The Federal Executive Council FEC on Wednesday observed a minute silence in honour of former Minister of communications under Gen Ibrahim Babangida regime Olawole Ige who died at 83 The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the meeting was presided over President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa Abuja NAN reports hellip
    FEC observes 1 minute silence in honour of ex-minister, Ige
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    FEC observes 1 minute silence in honour of ex-minister, Ige

    The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday observed a minute silence in honour of former Minister of communications under Gen. Ibrahim Babangida regime, Olawole Ige, who died at 83.The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the meeting was presided over President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa Abuja.NAN reports that the family of Ige announced his death on May 9.NAN reports that those in attendance at the meeting are the Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo; Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha and the Head of the Service of the Federation (HOCSF), Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan.Others are the Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, and National Security Adviser, retired Maj.-Gen. Babagana Munguno.Cabinet ministers at the council chamber include Justice and Attorney General, Abubakar Malami; the Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed;Power, Abubakar Aliyu; Federal Capital Territory, Mohammed Bello; Aviation, Hedi Sirika and Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami.The Ministers of Environment, Mohammed Abdullahi; Finance, Budget and National Planning, Dr Zainab Ahmed, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, and Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama.Others are Minister of State for Health, Olorunimbe Mamora; Agriculture, Mustapha Shehuri and Budget and National Planning, Clement Agba.NAN reports that other cabinet members including the Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen are participating in the meeting virtually from their respective offices in Abuja.(NAN)

  •  The Head of the Federation Civil Service HOCSF Dr Folasade Yemi Esan has said that the HOCSF office is collaborating with the Infrastructure Concessions Regulatory Commission ICRC to ensure an effective civil service for the country Yemi Esan who said this on Thursday in Abuja at the First Quarter Public Private Partnership Units Consultative Forum Meeting added hellip
    Head of Service to with partner ICRC on efficient civil service
     The Head of the Federation Civil Service HOCSF Dr Folasade Yemi Esan has said that the HOCSF office is collaborating with the Infrastructure Concessions Regulatory Commission ICRC to ensure an effective civil service for the country Yemi Esan who said this on Thursday in Abuja at the First Quarter Public Private Partnership Units Consultative Forum Meeting added hellip
    Head of Service to with partner ICRC on efficient civil service
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    Head of Service to with partner ICRC on efficient civil service

    The Head of the Federation Civil Service (HOCSF), Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, has said that the HOCSF office is collaborating with the Infrastructure Concessions Regulatory Commission (ICRC) to ensure an effective civil service for the country.

    Yemi-Esan, who said this on Thursday in Abuja at the First Quarter Public Private Partnership Units Consultative Forum Meeting, added that the goal was to achieve world-class civil service.

    Yemi-Esan, who represented Agalasi, Director of Infrastructure at HOCSOF, said there was already a Federal Civil Service Strategy and Implementation Plan in place from 2017 to 2021.

    “We have a succession plan from 2021 to 2025 and what the Service Headquarters is doing is bringing innovation to the service to make it the best.

    “That's why we partner with the ICRC because we know the government doesn't have all the money; so we need the collaboration of the private sector to get to where we need to be,” he said.

    He expressed HOCSOF's optimism to liaise with all other Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDA) to achieve the established milestone.

    For his part, the ICRC's Acting Director General, Mr. Michael Ohiani, said the commission had achieved great milestones in recent years.

    He said that even the COVID-19 pandemic did not stop the ICRC from issuing certifications for new concession projects.

    The commission issued 19 outline business cases (OBCs) in 2021, making a total of 116 OBCs since inception, and 5 full business cases (FBCs) in 2021, making a total of 47 FBCs since inception. .

    Four projects were approved by the Executive Council, making a total of 49 FEC approvals from inception to the end of 2021.

    “ The ICRC facilitated an APMG-sponsored Certified PPP Practitioner (CP3P) course for 60 Nigerian government employees at the federal and state levels.

    “The Federal Executive Council has given approval to two PPP projects, the Onitsha River Port Project and the Federal Coastal Fishery Terminal, Ebughu, Akwa Ibom.

    “This brings to a total of 51 FEC approved PPP Projects, OBC certificates have been issued to the Federal Ministry of Transport/Nigeria Shippers Council (NSC) for the Tincan Island Truck Transit Park Concession.

    “Lagos State and the National Commission for Museums and Monuments for the development of a gas station on leased land at the National Museum, Jos,” Ohiani said.

    He said that FBCs have been issued to the Nigerian Police for the refurbishment of the DIG Quarters in Maitama, Abuja, and that plans have started for a first PPP Summit in Africa to be announced soon, among other achievements.

    “In addition to building the usual PPP capabilities, this year we will encourage global certifications through NII3P, such as the APMG Certified PPP Practitioner (CP3P) for our members,” he added.

    He said the commission had started charging fees for regulatory guidance activities which it said included Outline and FBC review and other processes that may require fees under the ICRC Act and ICRC regulations.

    He also said that the ICRC was available to partner with all stakeholders to significantly upgrade Nigeria's infrastructure to a world-class level.

    Ohiani also acknowledged the efforts of all the MDAs and expressed gratitude for the consistency on the part of the hosts and sponsors, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).

    The Nigerian News Agency reports that the forum is a quarterly meeting held at the behest of the Federal Ministry of Fice and the ICRC to discuss issues related to Public Private Partnerships (PPPs).

  •  The Federal Government ordered the closure of the access roads to Arcade Phases I II and III of the Federal Secretariat and Foreign Ministry complexes on Friday in Abuja Dr Folasade Yemi Esan Head of the Federation s Civil Service HOCSF gave the directive in a statement issued Friday in Abuja by Mr AbudulGaniyu Aminu Director of hellip
    Armed Forces Day: Nigerian govt orders closure of roads around Federal Secretariat
     The Federal Government ordered the closure of the access roads to Arcade Phases I II and III of the Federal Secretariat and Foreign Ministry complexes on Friday in Abuja Dr Folasade Yemi Esan Head of the Federation s Civil Service HOCSF gave the directive in a statement issued Friday in Abuja by Mr AbudulGaniyu Aminu Director of hellip
    Armed Forces Day: Nigerian govt orders closure of roads around Federal Secretariat
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    Armed Forces Day: Nigerian govt orders closure of roads around Federal Secretariat

    The Federal Government ordered the closure of the access roads to Arcade, Phases I, II and III of the Federal Secretariat and Foreign Ministry complexes on Friday in Abuja.

    Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, Head of the Federation's Civil Service, HOCSF, gave the directive in a statement issued Friday in Abuja by Mr. AbudulGaniyu Aminu, Director of Communications, HOCSF office.

    The closure, Ms. Yemi-Esan said, is in light of upcoming activities marking the 2022 celebration of Armed Forces Remembrance Day reserved to honor fallen heroes.

    “The Head of the Federation Civil Service, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan is pleased to inform the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDA) and the general public of the closure of the access roads to Arcade, the Complex of the Federal Secretariat and its surroundings on Friday by notice of 2 pm.

    "This is in light of upcoming activities marking the 2022 celebration of the Armed Forces Remembrance Day reserved to honor our fallen heroes."

    The event, he said, involves a wreath-laying ceremony by President Muhammadu Buhari and other senior government officials and members of the Diplomatic Corps that will take place on Saturday.

    The AFRD is held every January 15 to honor the fallen heroes of the Nigerian Armed Forces in various wars and national assignments.

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