The Federal Ministry of Water Resources and Sanitation has launched the 2023 Capacity Building In-House Training on the Revised Public Service Rules, highlighting the pivotal role of innovations in advancing the Public Service towards becoming a world-class Civil Service.
In his welcome address during the Training held in the Welfare Building of the Ministry on Tuesday, January 23, 2024, the Permanent Secretary, Alhaji Shehu Aliyu Shinkafi, FCNA, represented by Director Water Supply, Engr. Dr. Dumebi Madu, FNSE, highlighted the timely significance of the training, addressing the urgent need for innovation in the Public Service. He disclosed that the Revised Public Service Rules aim to equip staff with up-to-date knowledge and practices, fostering effective and efficient public service delivery.
The Permanent Secretary emphasized that the proper application of these rules will enhance the seamless operation of the Public Service, elevating staff competencies, skills, productivity, and human relations administration.
He also informed that the Public Service Rules, considered an invaluable compendium of guidelines, underwent its latest revision in 2021, introducing crucial innovations such as the Performance Management System (PMS), Rewards for Outstanding Work, Training and Capacity Development, Virtual Meetings and Engagements, Tenure Policy for Directors and Permanent Secretaries, Paternity Leave, Inventions, among others.
Shinkafi conveyed the privilege of participants in undergoing this training, stressing that adherence to these rules is crucial for governing the actions of Public Servants at work. He urged participants to approach the training with seriousness, ensuring the optimal utilization of the acquired knowledge.
Participants were encouraged to acquaint themselves with the Revised Public Service Rules (2021 edition) and make the most of this valuable opportunity.
He concluded by officially declaring the In-House training open, extending his best wishes for a productive and successful training session.
Present on Day One of the Training Session were Directorate Level Officers of the Ministry and Facilitators from the Office of the Head of Service of the Federation . Subsequent days of the three-day training will include officers from various grade levels.