The Executive Secretary, National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Professor Usman Yusuf has said that National Health Insurance Scheme is a system designed to provide accessible, affordable and qualitative healthcare for every Nigerian.
The Executive Secretary who was represented by the Deputy General Manager (Formal Sector Department) NHIS, Mrs Olajumoke Balogun said this on Thursday, 26th April, during the Lunch Time seminar organized by BPSR with the theme “Role of Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) In the Successful Implementation of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS)”.
The Permanent Secretary (GSO) Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF), Mr. Olusegun Adekunle emphasized that it is through effective implementation of key reforms in the various critical sectors in the Public Service that the Country’s persistent low rankings on international development indices such as the World Bank Ease of Doing Business Report and the UNDP World Human Development Index among others can be reversed. He said this at the stakeholders’ Technical meeting on Pillar I of the NSPSR held recently at the OSGF Abuja where he declared the occasion opened on behalf of the SGF, Mr. Boss Mustapha.
The Bureau of Public Service Reforms recently in Abuja played host to a delegation from the Public Procurement Authority of The Gambia who were on study tour of Nigeria to learn some lessons and to have an overview of how Public Service progresses in Nigeria, especially on the on-going reforms in the Nigeria Public Sector.
The Senior Special Adviser to the President on Industries and Secretary to the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC), Dr. Olajumoke Odukola has said that Nigeria is ranked among top 10 reforming countries in the world.
Odukola who was represented by an Associate Mr. Ayo Ojeniyi said this in Abuja on Tuesday 27th of February during the Lunch Time Seminar hosted by the Bureau of Public Service Reforms, themed “Using ICT within the Public Service in the Ease of Doing Business to Enhance Public Access to Information”
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha recently in Abuja called on the private sector to live up to its responsibility of creating jobs while the government provides the enabling environment and strong institutions to guarantee investment security.
The SFG who was represented by Mr. Yinka Aguda, a Director, in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation made this known at a Roundtable on BPSR Policy Note on Tackling Youth Unemployment in Nigeria.
The Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Department of International Development- Partnership to Engage, Reform and Learn (DFID-PERL) on governance reform issues and service effective delivery to the Nigerian people.
Whistelblowing has been described as an act of patriotism, not an act of treachery, which is aimed at contributing to the building of a better nation for future Nigerians. The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, who stated this at the opening of a seminar organized by the Bureau for Public Service Reforms (BPSR) in Abuja on Tuesday, noted that most information providers under the whistleblower policy were not motivated by financial gain, but by patriotic convictions.
She said that most of the successes of the Whistleblower policy so far has relied on the decision of the whistleblower to do the right thing, explaining that half of the 365 actionable tips received by the Whistleblowers Unit in the Ministry came from public servants, mostly touching on issues such as contract inflation, ghost workers, illegal recruitment into the Civil Service, misappropriation of funds and illegal sales of Government assets. Others are diversion of revenues and violation of the Treasury Single Account (TSA) regulations.
The Acting Director-General, Bureau of Public Service Reforms, (BPSR), Mr. Dasuki .I. Arabi has called on Department of International Development – Partnership to Engage Reform and Learn (DFID - PERL) to continue to support the Bureau to improve delivery of goods and services in Nigeria. The Ag. DG who made this known during a courtesy call on DFID in their premises in Abuja recently said that with the exit of Dr. Joe Abah whose tenure expired on the 29th August, 2017, there was the need to formally introduce the new Management and to assure them that the exit of the former DG did not leave any vacuum as the transition was seamless.
THE Federal Government has commenced preparation for the 2018 budget with the training of budget officers in 800 ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) across the country.
Speaking at the commencement of the training exercise in Lagos, Director General, Budget Office of the Federation, Mr. Ben Akabueze, said that the training was focused on the use of the Government Integrated Financial Management Information System (GIFMIS) budget preparation module, which would be used for the first time to prepare the 2018 budget.
Pupils in the class
Federal Government has ordered the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC) to separate Christian Religious Knowledge and Islamic Religious Knowledge in the basic education curriculum.
Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, gave the order yesterday in Abuja, at the meeting of Ministers of Education with education stakeholders from six geo-political zones and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
US Consul General, John Bray
The United States Government has offered 150 Nigerian students within the Lagos Consulate District scholarships worth $2m to study in various universities in the US.
Out of the students, seven who applied through the EducationUSA Opportunity Funds Programme was granted fully-funded scholarships.
The house of representatives has asked the ministry of education not to group subjects like Christian religious studies (CRS) and Islamic religious studies (IRS) under civic education.
In the revised universal basic education curriculum implemented by the Nigerian educational research and development council (NERDC), both subjects were grouped under civic education.