Abuja (Office of HOCSF Report) – The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Danladi Kifasi has demanded for partnership with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in terms of capacity building and skills development for public servants in the country.
Danladi Kifasi made the call when he visited the CBN Governor in his office in Abuja, adding that collaboration between relevant stakeholders and development institutions has become necessary, in order to help build a modern public service organization that would provide world-class service for sustainable national development. He observed that most civil servants lack the requisite skills to compete favorably with their counterparts in developed countries, noting that this has necessitated leveraging on the CBN as one of the key institutions that provides effective and efficient service delivery to Nigerians and the African continent.
The Head of Service added that part of the vision of the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation is capacity building and ensuring proper skills acquisition for public servants in line with global realities. Kifasi further disclosed that already structured training models have been designed in two phases to cover leadership and general capacity building to be engaged by the Public Service Institute of Nigeria (PISN) and Administrative Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON).
‘The general capacity building model according to him is open to all Civil Servants from which outstanding attendees will be identified to make up the leadership training model sub-divided into junior level (GL08-10), senior level (GL12-14) and executive management level (GL 15-17).’ He stated that the training is expected to be undertaken within the three years incubation period before an officer is promoted to a new grade level.
Responding to the request, the CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele said that part of the mandate of the apex bank is to impact positively on the lives of Nigerians in terms of job creation and capacity building. He opined that the call for collaboration between the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation and the Central Bank of Nigeria was timely as the apex bank has put in place a world-class International Training Institute with modern facilities to provide capacity building for all Nigerians.
Godwin Emefiele averred that experienced and highly skilled and qualified resource persons, including professors from prestigious universities all over the world would be invited to impact knowledge on Nigerians in the public and private sectors on productive output and effective service delivery measures.
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