Osinbajo Decries Declining State Of Nigeria’s Civil Service

Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has decried the decline of Nigeria’s Civil Service over the years.

Professor Osinbajo blamed the decline on the inability of successive administrations to clearly articulate a vision and develop the required capacity to implement various components of the vision.

The Vice President made the statement at a programme for public servants titled “Structured Mandatory Assessment-Based Training Programme (SMAT-P) and Leadership Enhancement and Development Programme (LEAD-P)” at the old banquet hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He said “many who mourn the decline of the civil service from its days as ‘primus inter pares’ in the commonwealth to one which has earned a reputation for inefficiency, low productivity, corruption and insensitivity to the needs of the public, fall into the error of thinking that the problem is poverty of ideas and capacity on the part of the civil service; whereas, it is the inability to clearly articulate a vision, ensure that the service develops the required capacity to articulate and implement the various components of the vision”.

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