Makinde inaugurates committee to review Civil/Public Service rules, regulations
Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, on Thursday inaugurated a committee to review the civil and public service rules and regulations for effective and productive service delivery.
The inauguration was held at the Executive Council Chamber of the Governor’s office, State Secretariat, Agodi, Ibadan.
Makinde, while inaugurating the committee, said that most of the rules and regulations guiding activities of the workers were no longer effective compared to the emerging environment.
He explained that the civil/public service rules and regulation, Vol I and II was last reviewed in 2013.
“If the civil and public service are to continue being efficient, changes must also be made to the rules that guide the conduct of the activities under the public and civil service.
“This is why we are here to inaugurate this committee, which will review all public service rules to ensure that they are up-to-date and there is a bit clearer direction to civil and public servants in Oyo state,” Makinde said.
The governor said that there was need for the public/civil service to embrace the use of technology for more effective and productive service delivery.
According to him, the committee will be joined by the private sector to serve as a bridge between the old and the new generations.
“We need input from those who are working in the private sector, who understand how things work.
“So, this committee will form a synergy with the private sector to achieve this reform.
“Our civil and public service guides the policies of our administration.
“There cannot be any successful administration, if the people who are supposed to guide the policies don’t know which direction to go.
“Without the inputs of the public/civil service, we might not have accomplished all we have done since we assumed office.
“So, let me use this opportunity to say thank you to some of you, who have been working behind the scenes,” the governor said.
He appreciated the state workforce for their commitment at ensuring the application of relevant rules to certain issues.
Makinde said that it has culminated into the delivery of dividends of democracy to all and sundry in the state.
NTV Africa reports that Chief Adebisi Adesola, a retired Permanent Secretary and Head of Service in the old Oyo State, chaired the committee.
Members of the committee included Chief John Ajibola; S.T Adeleye and Mr Olutoyin Akanmu.