Oyo-Ita Records Another First, Inaugurates Teams For 2017-2020 Civil Service Implementation Plan

Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita, the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, has scored another first with the development of the 2017-2020 Federal Civil Service Strategy And Implementation Plan (FCSSIP).

Oyo-Ita, who on Thursday inauguratd the Project Management Teams for the successful implementation of the FCSSIP, said the plan is intended to make the civil service efficient, productive, incorruptible and citizen-centred.


Speaking at the inauguration today in Abuja, Mrs Oyo-Ita said the move is in line with the vision of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration’s Change mantra and the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) of the administration.

According to her, the strategy which was launched in February 2017 is anchored on four goals which include, develop and institutionalize an Efficient, Productive, Incorruptible and Citizen-centred (EPIC) culture in the civil service, develop and implement an Enterprise Content Management (ECM).

Also part of the strategy is to develop entrepreneurship culture and commercial orientation in the civil service and improve welfare and benefit packages for civil service.

Speaking further the Head of Service of the Federation said the strategy, approved by the Federal Executive Council on 12th July 2017, has eight priority areas.


The priority areas according to her are, re-design and re-launch 3 core-training modules including Leadership Enhancement and Development Programme (LEAD-P) as a top talent programme and identify a ‘LEAD-P Presidential; Cohort’ to cultivate as next generation of leaders in service.

Also, launch a strategic sourcing of identified skills to bring in external talent at senior levels, institutionalize performance management, launch a salary review of the civil service and establish public service innovation unit within the OHCSF.

She listed others as, launching an EPIC culture transformation of the civil service, accelerate the roll-out of the full implementation of Integrated Personnel and Pay Roll Information System (IPPIS), and establish an enterprise content management solution to digitize content.

Oyo-Ita explained that the strategy, which has taken more than two years of hard work, if successfully implemented will help the government save about N120 billion from cleaning human resource data on IPPIS, N2.5 billion from digitizing content and have 25,000 civil servants trained through revamped core modules.

She said a new governance structure on the implementation of the strategy includes President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the ministers of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Communication, Science and Technology, Labour and Employment, Justice and a private sector leadership champion.


Other governing structure includes Civil Service Transformation Steering Committee, chaired by Mrs Oyo-Ita and the Civil Service Strategy Implementation Committee, chaired by the Permanent Secretary Service Policy and Strategy office at the OHCSF.

Speaking earlier the Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Economic Matters, Ambassador Adeyemi Dipeolu, described the occasion as a cornerstone in the history of the civil service.

He called on all stakeholders to join hands and see through the implementation of the plan.

The historic occasion which was held at the Olusegun Obasanjo hall, in the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, in Abuja, was graced by Permanent Secretaries from Ministries, Departments and Agencies.

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