The Director General, Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR), Dr. Dasuki Arabi, says his Bureau has been able to improve the quality of Public Service delivery, evaluate and implement reform programmes and services at the Federal and States.
According to Arabi, the Bureau has been able to implement 99 percent of the reform initiatives in Nigeria which ranges from online transactions for Corporate Affairs Commission’s (CAC) registration, tax clearances and Pension reforms, among others.
The DG made this known while delivering a presentation during the knowledge and experience sharing virtual meeting organised by the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) Commission, charging the representatives of the Western States present to emulate the reform practices in their respective States.
“This is achievable for Nigeria to have a one-stop-shop nation since the BPSR initiative reforms and pass them over to the States and agencies of Government to implement. You have the privilege to initiate your own reforms and implement them but with the responsibility of reporting these initiatives to the Federal level to achieve best practices models”, he said.
The meeting, which had representatives from BPSR Office Abuja, Ogun, Lagos, Osun, Ondo States and development partners from the DAWN Commission and Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).
In his contribution, the Permanent Secretary, Ogun State Public Service Transformation Office, Mr. Jola Oyeneye appreciated the DG for the presentation, enjoined the Bureau and DAWN Commission to use their good offices to seek the support of the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF), in encouraging other States that are yet to come on board in establishing Reform Coordinating Agencies (RCA), in their States to do so.
“If we are able to put the systems in the right motion, very soon, we can begin to achieve the improvement other nations are talking about in their Public Service and the ranking of Nigeria in the Ease of Doing Business”, Oyeneye said.
In the same vein, Mr. Akin Akingbasote from Ondo State, urged the DG to extend the channel of collaboration to the Western States to make the Reform one stop-shop achievable.
Press Officer, PSTO