Civil Service Commission slams perm secs


ABUJA—The Federal Civil Service Commission, FCSC, yesterday, expressed displeasure over lackadaisical attitude of some Permanent Secretaries to comply with circulars for policy implementation.

Also, the Commission revealed that it would collaborate with the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, HCSF, to implement Performance Contract, PC, agreement recently signed in the Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs, to ensure effective service delivery in the country.

The Chairman of FCSC, Deaconess Joan Ayo who stated this, when she received the new Head of Civil Service of the Federation in Abuja, said Civil Service was dynamic; therefore, Permanent Secretaries, must strictly implement any circular released either by the commission or HoS to ensure proper adjustment in the system.

She maintained that the Permanent Secretaries were the accounting officers of ministries, therefore, they must ensure that personnel were equipped with requisite knowledge of the civil service, to enable them function well, insisting that, for any act of violation of directive given to them, they would be sanctioned.

She said: “Experience has shown that many permanent secretaries are not accessible, you cannot see them. Some of them do not adhere to the circulars issued from the top”.

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