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FG not restructuring its workforce, says HoS

FG not restructuring its workforce, says HoS

Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita, Head of the Civil Service (HoS) of the Federation, on Monday assured civil servants that the Federal Government has no intention of restructuring its workforce any time soon.

She said this while addressing participants of class 22 of the Policy, Strategy and Leadership Course of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) in Abuja.

She, however, noted, there are efforts by government to ensure the digitalization of records in the Federal Public Service to improve efficiency in the service. There are reports that on-going digitalisation activities have helped fish out over 50000 ghost workers.

This is coming as President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, ordered the suspension of tenure policy in the Federal Civil Service, introduced by late President Umaru Yar’Adua in 2009, which sets a four-year tenure, renewable only once for permanent secretaries in the Federal Civil Service in line with the 1999 Constitution.

Ripples Nigeria investigations had noted that there were fears that the latest policy by the government might lead to a reorganising in the top echelon of the civil service, with consequent job losses down the line running into thousands.

 

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