Committee recommends overhauling of procedures in Ondo civil service
The need to overhaul the existing administrative procedures to achieve seamless execution of bureaucratic processes in the Ondo State Civil Service has been recommended.
This was part of the recommendations made by the Technical Committee set up by the state Head of Service, Mr Dare Aragbaiye to reposition the state Civil Service.
While presenting the report of the Committee to the Head of Service in his office in Akure, the Chairman of the Committee, Mr Gbenga Adelayi also emphasized the need for administrative autonomy and strengthening of the Reform Office to enhance the capacity to drive future initiatives that would improve the civil service.
Adelayi, who is the Permanent Secretary of the state Ministry of Finance, said the Committee held wide consultation with prominent individuals, institutions and critical stakeholders before arriving at the recommendations, noting that the lack of established governance structure has been the major setback to previous efforts made to reform the state Civil Service.
Responding, the Head of Service, Mr Dare Aragbaiye commended members of the Committee for the extra time spent towards achieving the set goals on Civil Service reform, saying that their meeting with major stakeholders would yield positive result.
Mr Aragbaiye noted that members of the Committee were consciously selected to cover all cadres and departments in order to harmonize shades of opinion to enhance better service delivery of the Public Servants.
He said that the task of achieving improved service delivery required consistency, determination, focus and commitment to put up the right recommendations to achieve the goals.
He added that the Committee’s recommendations would be presented to the state Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu for approval of its implementation.
Also speaking, the state Chairman of the Joint Negotiating Council, Comrade Opeyemi Oloniyo commended the Head of Service for setting up the Committee to reposition the civil service for better performance.
Comrade Oloniyo enjoined the state government to approve the Committee’s recommendations for implementation for optimum performance and higher productivity of the Civil Servants.
The 13-member Technical Committee which was set up on the 24th July, 2019 has as its terms of reference among others to undertake careful study of the various challenges mitigating effective service delivery in the state Public Service, study areas of intervention proposed by the Head of Service and suggest relevant Committees for the implementation of the action plan for the improvement of the Service.
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