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The Director General of the Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR), Dr. Joe Abah has announced the death of his father, ‘Osuji’ Simon Anegu Abah.

The late ‘Osuji’ Simon Anegu Abah, a retired Controller of Operations, FRCN Lagos passed on to glory on Sunday 8th November 2015 at the age of 85 years. The Wake-Keeping Service will hold at the family home in Ebonyi State on Friday 19th February 2016 from 4pm to 6pm. The funeral mass will hold on Saturday 20th February 2016 at Central School Uburu, Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi State at 10am. Reception will follow immediately after the mass at the same venue.

The late Pa Abah dedicated his final days playing with his children, grand and great-grand children teaching them philosophy, morals, science, mathematics and logic. He is survived by his wife, Mrs Stella Orji Abah, many children including Dr. Joe Abah, Director General of the Bureau of Public Service Reforms, Abuja, grand children and great grand children

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.

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