Ogun State Government in conjunction with the Federal Bureau of Public Service Reforms has initiated a partnership to further deepen the gains of reforms in the public service.
Receiving the Director General of the Bureau of Public Service Reform, Abuja to the State, the Secretary to Ogun State Government, Mr Tokunbo Talabi informed the delegation on various reforms already embarked upon by the Prince Dapo Abiodun administration to reposition the Public Service to include the automation of the process of appointment of Permanent Secretaries, digitization of registration of the Public Schools in the state, initiating an online registry for lands in the state under the concept of Ogun State Land Administration and Revenue Management System (OLARMS), establishment of Bureau of Public Procurement, Government Delivery Unit as well as engendered Housing reforms among other things.
Talabi noted that the government delivery unit was created to serve as a platform for effective tracking and coordination of government priority initiatives.
The SSG further intend that unit had consistently engaged and collaborated with MDAs and stakeholders in ensuring transparency, accountability, resource control, control resolution, quality assurance and due process, in order to improve the success rates of state government projects and initiatives.”
He said the digitization of school registration has further curtailed the juvenile delinquency and criminal tendencies of students who in the past move from one school to the other to evade consequences of their actions, just as the housing reforms has removed the bottle necks for middle class citizens including Public servants to owning a home.
Earlier, the Director General of the Federal Bureau of Public Service Reforms, Mr Dasuki Arabi noted that they were in the state to give necessary support to the state government towards establishing a full-fledged Bureau of Public Service Reforms
to improve the
public administration of the State, its roles and functions as well as the effectiveness and efficiency of
its core public service institutions in a systemic and sustainable manner.
The DG emphasized that the reforms bring about
enduring changes in the behaviour of public sector actors in the interests of better outcomes for
Also present at the meeting were the Ogun Head of Service, Dr Nafiu Aigoro, the Director of Strategic Communications, Public Service Reforms, Abuja, Mr Aliyu Umar, the Permanent Secretary, Ogun State Public Service Transformation Office, Mr Jola Oyeneye as well as his counterpart in the Bureau of Establishments and Trainings, Mrs Lydia Fajounbo among others.