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Following the on-going restructuring and merger of some MDAs, the Federal Government has set up the Committee on Review of MDAs to ensure that appropriate actions are taken to ensure seamless transition and operation of affected MDAs.

The sixteen member committee is chaired by a former Head of Service of the Federation, Engr Mrs Ebele O. Okeke,CFR with Mr. Ochapa Ogenyi, Director, MDGs Office as Secretary.

The terms of reference of the Committee includes review of each Ministry’s functions and responsibilities and determine appropriate functions to avoid overlap, duplication of functions and redundancy; and assess current organization structure of each Ministry and recommend an improved structure for efficient and effective service delivery amongst others.

The Committee had its inaugural meeting on November, 17th 2015.

The Independent Service Delivery Monitoring Group (Centre for Transparency Advocacy) has awarded the Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR) the “most outstanding Public Institution in Nigeria” for its professional implementation of the Public Service Reforms and promptness in responding to FOI request in the Public Service. This recognition for the Bureau was presented at the unveiling of the Service Delivery Report and awards for outstanding Public Institutions in Nigeria by the Independent Service Delivery Monitoring Group (ISDMG) at the Executive Hall of the International Conference Centre, Abuja on Wednesday 22nd October, 2014.

As part of efforts to aid the continuous improvements of Agencies and Parastatals in the conduct of government business, the Bureau of Public Service Reforms has produced a guide - “How to Manage and Reform Agencies and Parastatals”. The primary purpose of the guide is to provide practical guidance to Chief Executives of Agencies and Parastatals on how to manage and improve performance in their organisations.

The guide is complemented by an institutional Self-Assessment tool (SAT) built around nine main domains through which organisations can assess themselves against local and international good practices to improve performance and service delivery.
The Bureau is piloting the tool in six strong Agencies of the Federal Government starting with the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC).

The Director General of the Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR), Dr. Joe Abah has participated in the 2015 Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA) Consultative Forum. The forum which held on Thursday, December3, 2015 is a tool which the World Bank uses to assess the quality of a Country’s current policy and institutional framework and guides allocation of the World Bank (IDA) lending resources.

More so, the consultative forum provides opportunity for the Bank team to outline its preliminary assessment for 2015 to government teams and enables it to table information that is material to the assessment which may have been overlooked by the Bank team.
The issues discussed at the Forum includes monetary and exchange rate policy, trade restrictiveness and facilitation, debt policy and management, financial sector efficiency, depth and resource mobilization and others.

The Bureau of Public Service Reforms, one of the Agencies under the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) made a presentation on its activities to President Muhammadu Buhari on 27th August 2015 at the State House, Abuja.

During the presentation, the Director General of the Bureau, Dr. Joe Abah traced the history of the Bureau and set out its mandates which are implementation, coordination, harmonization and communication of the Public Service Reforms. He provided Mr. President with an update of reform activities till date, stressing that the primary purpose of all public service reforms must be tangible improvements in public services experienced by citizens.

D. Abah gave highlights of the contents of the Compendium of Reforms 1999-2014, National Strategy on Public Service Reforms, and its new publication on How to Manage AND Reform Agencies and Parastatals. The Director General also briefed the President on the Bureau’s special interventions in NDDC and NEPAD.

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