The NSPSR is primarily a coordinating mechanism. Many reforms already take place across the public service, but not all of them are communicated. The NSPSR brings all the separate strands of public service reform together, to make better linkages and ensuring these are communicated, and it introduces more effective monitoring, reporting, and evaluation of reforms.
'The vision of the the NSPSR is to build a world-class public service delivering government policies effectively and implementing programmes with professionalism, integrity, excellence, and passion to secure sustainable national development. The approval of the NSPSR is a cornerstone event on the journey to enacting this vision. ’ said Abah.
The three phases contained in the National Strategy that lead to the vision that Dr. Joe Abah is talking about are:
- Transform the public service with emphasis on critical institutional changes, restoring professionalism and client focus, and delivering effective basic services by 2017
- Reinvigorate the public service into a value-based, strong, and well-performing institution by 2020
- Attain world-class levels of service delivery in the public service by 2025
The NSPSR was developed by the Nigerian Bureau of Public Service Reform (BPSR) with support from the UK Department for International Development (DFID).