Yemi-Esan asks civil servants to study, comply with revised public service rules for efficiency

Friday Ajagunna
Friday Ajagunna
Folashade Yemi-Esan

Folasade Yemi-Esan, head of the civil service of the federation (HOCSF)has asked civil servants to study and comply with the revised public service rules (PSR).

Yemi-Esan spoke on Wednesday at a one-day sensitisation workshop, organised by her office for stakeholders, directors, and deputy directors from core ministries, departments, and agencies.

Yemi-Esan said the new PSR would guide civil servants to uphold the principles of transparency, accountability, and efficiency in the discharge of their duties.

She said the rules would also help them obtain the desired framework of service in line with global standards.

Represented by Deborah Odoh, permanent secretary, service policies and strategies in the office of the HOCSF, Yemi-Esan said the forum was the first in a series of sensitisation workshops being planned since the unveiling of the revised PSR.

“As you are aware, the revised public service rules, which were unveiled on July 27, 2023, serve as the backbone of our administrative framework, guiding the conduct and responsibilities of those entrusted with serving the public, NAN quoted her as saying.

“These rules are not merely a set of regulations, but a commitment to uphold the principles of transparency, accountability, and efficiency in all our endeavours.”

She said the revised PSR will provide the framework through which the expected duty is fulfilled, ensuring that decisions are made with integrity and fairness.

She also said the rules would foster a culture of professionalism and excellence within the public institutions.

Earlier, Mojisola Abu, director of the organisational, design/development, office of the HOCSF, said the PSR was reviewed to meet the current realities.

Abu said some of the additional rules are expected to be part of the workshop’s deliberation to provide further updates and amendments to the PSR.

“It will also strengthen our understanding of the recent reviews in the PSR,” she said, adding that “it will provide practical guidelines on how to interpret and apply the relevant revised rules effectively in our daily work scenarios.”

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