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The Director General of the Bureau of Public Service Reforms, Dr. Joe Abah has said that the simple definition of reforms is changing something to a better state and that the purpose of ALL Public Service Reforms must be to bring about tangible improvements in the life of citizens. Dr. Abah made these remarks on 8th of June, 2016 during a lecture he delivered to participants of the Executive Intelligence Management Course at the Institute for Security Studies in Abuja titled “Public Service Reforms and Institution Building.”

The Director- General Bureau of Public Service Reform (BPSR), Dr. Joe Abah has called for the sustainability of the Community of Practice (CoP) to enable continuous learning on how to manage and coordinate reforms for improved service delivery.

The Director General of Bureau of Public Service Reforms, Dr Joe Abah, has urged Directors of Reform Coordination and Service Improvements in Ministries to become agents of change in the ongoing reforms of the public service in line with the change ‘mantra’ of the current Administration.

Federal Public Administration Reform Programme Nigeria (FEPAR) has held an end-of programme event for its stakeholders to mark the closure of its 5 year’s activities (May 2011-2016) in Nigeria. The event which held on Tuesday 26th April 2016 at the Congress Hall of the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja drew participants from Offices of the Vice President of Nigeria,, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Head of Service of the Federation, Ministry of Budget and National Planning, Federal Ministry of Finance, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Bureau of Public Service Reforms and other key government Agencies where activities of FEPAR have been recorded.

The Director General of the Bureau of Public Service Reforms, Dr. Joe Abah has delivered a presentation on lessons from Public Service Reforms in developing Countries. The event took place recently in Abuja at the end-of-programme event of DFID/SPARK programme.

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