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PRESENTATION OF SELF-ASSESSMENT TOOL (SAT) REPORTS AND PLAQUE TO MD NIGCOMSAT ON THE SUCCESSFUL DEPLOYMENT OF BUREAU OF PUBLIC SERVICE REFORMS (BPSR) SAT AT NIGCOMSAT
The Ag. Director General Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR), Mr. D.I Arabi on 29th April, 2019 presented the Self-Assessment Tool (SAT) reports and Plaque to the Managing Director, MS. Abimbola Alade on the successful Deployment of Bureau of Public Service Reforms.
While making the presentation the Ag. DG said that the overall objectives of the deployment of the Self-Assessment Tool was to enable NigComSat understand its own strengths and weaknesses in order to use the outcome of the assessment as a management tool to create continuous improvement in NigComSat. The exercise would also help NigComSat assess how well she has responded to current Government’s policies as well as how effective and efficient NigComSat is in delivering its core mandates, identify the needs that should be addressed through specific actions, identify human and other resources NigComSat could use to effectively improve its performance. Assist NigComSat to identify priority areas for action and develop an action plan to address these areas; and provide donor agencies and other relevant stakeholders, where necessary, with information about NigComSat performance.
The DG said that BPSR deployed SAT in NigComSat between December, 2018 and February, 2019 enabling BPSR carry out a validated assessment of NigComSat where key documents of NIGCOMSAT were verified. The validation exercise involved a process where the BPSR review all non-sensitive key documents and also undertook an in-depth analysis of specific issues germane to the attainment of the mandate of the organisation.
He acknowledged NigComSat Six (6) key areas of strength and these include: Governance, Strategic Planning and Operational Leadership, its Structure, Roles and Responsibilities, Procurement Processes, Operational and Service Delivery Processes and its Partnership and Resource Mobilisation.
He further reviewed some of the key areas of NigComSat weaknesses and gave several recommendations in other to improve its competence.
Following the validated assessment, NigComSat’s performance was rated as consistently meeting expectations in all essential areas of responsibilities, at times exceeding expectations, and the quality of work was generally commendable. As well as meeting most critical organizational goals.
Hence, Mr. Arabi said BPSR was pleased to award NigComSat Silver Level Award – a Public Service agency that ‘Meets Expectations’.
Responding, the MD NigComSat thanked the Ag. DG BPSR and said they were a little surprised to have exceeded expectations but was glad they did. She also stated that BPSR SAT assessment prepared NigComSat ahead of the SAT later carried on by Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).
Strategic Communications Department.
May, 2019.

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