President Muhammadu Buhari has given reasons why the federal government prolonged the implementation of the Orosanye White Paper Report.
He said that he had continued to insist that the White Paper Report should be subjected to immediate review to enable the Government take the most appropriate decision on its general recommendation.
The President said, when he spoke to members of the Central Working Committee of Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) at the State House today, August 19: “while some may complain about the length of time it has taken thus far, the outcome of the various review teams would lead to some fundamental changes in the structure of our Civil Service and as such it must be subjected to rigorous review and scrutiny before presentation and implementation.”
Buhari said that the Secretary to the Government of the Federation will submit the harmonized white paper once it has been concluded.
He assured that the administration remains focused on strengthening the service and ensuring it helps the government fulfill its objectives.
The President said that the government understands the role of the Civil Service in policy formulation and implementation towards the provision of socio-economic and political benefits to our citizens.
“This administration remains focused on strengthening the service and ensuring it helps the government fulfill its objectives. The Civil Service must not be seen as a dumping ground for job seekers, but must attract the best and the brightest who will contribute fresh ideas and a determination to solving our socio-economic problems,’’ the President added.”