Bureau inaugurates team to produce Compendium of Public Service Reforms
By Bridget Ikyado
Abuja, June 6, 2023 The Director-General, Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR) Mr Dasuki Arabi has inaugurated an the inter ministerial task team that will drive the production of the 2021 to 2023 Compendium of Public Service Reforms.
Speaking at the ceremony on Tuesday in Abuja, Arabi gave the team six week duration to carry out the national assignment and report back for further actions.
“We have started this programme today in June and we have the next five months to the end of this year.
“We are expected to report what has happened, if there are things that have been planned and you are sure that it will happen, it can be reported.
“We want to make sure the President inaugurates this project on the first working day in 2024; we have sent a request for his forward and other reforms by the office of the President as well,” he said.
He said it is mandatory for all MDAs to provide pictorial and video of evidence of reforms that have taken place in their various sectors.
The D-G explained that the project is one of the innovation of the bureau where every three years, a report on reforms in all government agencies is produced.
According to him, we need to enlighten Nigerians, we need to engage them, provide information for them on our activities so that they will be able to judge us.
“That can only be fair and good if we provide them with the right information on our activity, they will know what we are doing and will be able to engage us.
“We also need to sing and dance our songs of success, looking at the Nigerian public service 20 years ago and today, definitely you will see a lot of changes that have come up as a result of the reforms that we do.
“This year, we are commencing the production of another compendium, the first one we produced was from 1999 to 2024, the second was Transformation Agenda that captures activities of government.
“The third was from 2018 to 2020; what we have done today is to commence the process of producing 2021 to 2023 compendium of public service reforms,” he said.
He said that the compendium will provide the new administration a brighter light and understanding on the working of government specifically on reforms from 1999 to date.
Ms Mojisola Akpojiyovbi tasked the team to think of all the good things and positive changes that had occurred within the period.
She said that the Nigeria we had five years ago was different from the Nigeria of today saying that a lot of changes had occurred.
“We need to think of all the good things being done, how we are changing, the Nigeria we are seeing today is not the Nigeria that was there five years ago.
“Things have changed, people are changing as the context is changing,” she said. (NAN)