The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo has disclosed that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government will ensure it repositions the civil service for effective and efficient service delivery.
Speaking at the 2017 Nigeria Civil Service Week Dinner and Award Night held at the old Presidential Banquet, Abuja, on Friday night, the Acting president noted that the nation’s civil servants had worked against all odds to drive government’s agenda in its efforts to meet the needs of Nigerians.
Represented by the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Alhaji Muhammad Bello, Osinbajo, however, challenged civil servants to continue to work towards ensuring the implementation of the agenda of the Federal Government aimed at uplifting the quality of life of all citizens.
He said, “It should be our collective resolve to go all out in hard work to implement the agenda of this administration.
“This is centered on stabilising the micrographic environment, achieving agriculture and food security, ensuring energy sufficiency in power and petroleum products, improving transportation infrastructure, driving industrialisation with focus on SMEs and promoting the informal markets with particular attention to production and consumption of made in Nigeria goods and services.’’
Osinbajo also noted that the current government was also committed to the promotion of local industries, stimulating national economic growth and creating better environment for business to thrive.
He said: “The Executive Orders that were issued recently is a further attestation to this and they are meant to drive the Made in Nigeria Initiative with a view to increasing the demand for locally manufactured goods and services.
“The support of government for local content in public procurement will further strengthen the naira, create jobs and expand the country’s entrepreneur capacity leading to greater competitions among local manufacturers and service providers.
“This we believe will drive down costs, improve quality and enhance ease of doing business in our dear country.
“All these will not be achieved without a confident and motivated workforce to run with the agenda of this administration.’’