President Muhamadu Buhari has sworn-in Dr. Tukur Bello Ingawa as the new chairman and 12 commissioners of the Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC).
At the event held in the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Buhari enjoined them to tackle issues detrimental to effective service delivery by the nation’s civil service.
Buhari revealed that the civil service must be repositioned to enable it discharge its assigned responsibilities for efficient implementation of government policies.
“The civil service must be repositioned to enable it discharge its assigned responsibilities for efficient implementation of government policies.” He said
According to the President, the civil service is saddled with the onerous responsibility to formulate and implement policies and programmes of government through which benefits of governance are delivered to the citizenry.
He said the civil service had remained a central institution to any government and the engine room for helping the executive to deliver good governance.
President Buhari reminded the chairman and the commissioners of the three cardinal objectives of his administration, which he said included security, improved economy and fight against corruption.
He, therefore, charged them to support initiatives aimed to deliver on these and shun practices that run counter to the delivery of the set objectives.
He congratulated the chairman and the commissioners on their appointments to perform roles most critical to the success of the government.
The new chairman of the FCSC, Alhaji Yakubu Ingawa, who spoke to State House correspondents after the swearing in ceremony, pledged the commitment of the new members to discharge their responsibilities diligently.