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By AbdulGaniyu Aminu
The Head of Service of the Federation, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan has said that partnership between her office and the AIG-Imoukhuede Foundation has yielded positive benefits for the Civil Service.
She disclosed this at the closing ceremony of the Initiative for Governance (AIG) Public Leaders Programme Class of 2021 held on Wednesday, March 2, 2022 in Abuja.
The Head of Service who was excited about the numerous projects successfully handled by the graduands said that it was high time the civil service woke up to its rightful position and show Nigeria and the world that they can make a difference.
Dr. Yemi-Esan also urged public servants to always do the right things at all times irrespective of the difficulties encountered. Earlier in his speech, the Chief Executive, Aig-Imoukhuede Foundation, Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede said that the AIG Public Leaders Programme was a unique executive management programme for mid-career African Public Servants which saw participants through an intense, demanding and engaging trainings comprising a mixture of classroom discussions, simulations, practical exercises, residential programmes, project developments and group work.
In his goodwill message, His Royal Highness Alh. Muhammadu Sanusi II advised public servants to ensure they do the right thing all the time without compromise, insisting that a public servant must know what his job entails and be ready to serve and make impacts in the lives of the citizens. That is the only way the country can move forward, he added.
The forty-nine (49) participants who were recognised as Public Service Leaders were drawn from both Ministries, Departments and Agencies across Nigeria, had individually worked on a project that would transform their respective organisations.
The curriculum consists of six core themes. They are, governing in times of challenge and change, Integrity, the pitfalls in decision making, strengthening public organisations, harnessing technology and Leadership and authority. Each of the participant received scholarship worth 11, 500 Euro by the Aig-Imoukhuede Foundation.
- AbdulGaniyu Aminu is Director, Communications,
OFFICE OF THE HEAD OF CIVIL SERVICE OF THE FEDERATION