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Ghost Workers: FG Begins Data Collation Of Federal Civil Servants

Posted: Aug 4, 2016 at 6:53 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Innocent Oweh


Abuja – The Federal Government has commenced the digitisation of Federal Civil Service and will soon link all the federal ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) under a common platform, the Minister of Communication, Abdulraheem Adebayo Shittu, has said.

The move may not be unconnected with the ghost workers’ syndrome which had characterised the civil service system in the past.

Shittu, represented by a Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Architect Sonny Echonu, spoke on Wednesday in Abuja at the commissioning of the Infrastructure for Human Resources Management Information System (HRMIS), Digital Service Centre Knowledge Acquisition Venue (KAV) in the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation (HCSF).

The launch of the facilities donated by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) was part of activities marking the 2016 Civil Service Week.

“The ultimate goal is to reduce the cost of governance and enhance the capacity of civil servants to discharge their duties and contribute to national development,” he said.

He added that it was an opportunity to deepen broadband penetration, enhance security and systematic growth apart from other economic benefits to the country.

The HCSF, Winifred Oyo-Ita, said the federal civil service has witnessed unprecedented turnaround through the formulation and implementation of initiatives towards an efficient productive incorruptible and citizen-centred (EPIC) civil service.

“The knowledge acquisition centre will serve as a centre for transfer of a structured and organised knowledge from experts to non-experts within the federal civil service. It will leverage heavily on human and technology interactions to carefully impact and transfer knowledge,” she said.

She added that the fitness/wellbeing centre (FWC) launched with the digitisation was meant to ensure the health and sound mind of workers and that it will be open for workers in the HCSF and from the MDAs at a token.

The Acting Director General of NITDA, Dr. Vincent Olatunji, said that no reform will succeed without the involvement of the ICT as it will, among others, make the workers discharge their responsibilities easily.