The Ogun State Government has disclosed plans to reform and reposition the civil and public services for greater and faster development of the State.
The State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, who made the disclosure while hosting a team from the Department for International Development (DFID) at his Oke-Mosan office in Abeokuta, said the present administration was collaborating and partnering with the team to strengthen the civil service for more efficient service delivery.
Highlighting the importance of the civil service to the State development, the Governor said, “we want to review the way we work in the service and embrace world best practices to bring back the glory which the service was known for in the western region,” assuring of his administration’s political will to achieve the objective.
He reiterated his government’s commitment at leaving a system driven environment in all sectors, where institutions would be developed rather than individual.
Earlier in his remark, the Head, Regional office, DFID, Mr. Robert Watt, thanked the Governor for setting up a committee to work with the team to bring into reality the reformation plans of the State.
Speaking with journalists after the meeting, the State’s Head of Service, Mr. Abayomi Sobande and the Commissioner For Budget and Planning, Ms. Adenrele Adesina, said the State was strengthening the service to be self sustaining, especially in the area of capacity building, so that the service and Ogun civil servants could compete favourably with others in any part of the world.