Osinbajo Laments Corruption In Civil Service

Yemi Osinbajo

ACTING President Yemi Osinbajo has lamented that in spite of the little advance made in the Nigerian Civil Service, it has kept on being impeded by defilement which has eaten profound into the framework.

Speaking at the inaugural quarterly polite administration address arrangement, with the subject: “Civil Service in a Change Environment: The Change is Now,” at the Conference Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Tuesday, he noticed that the common administration that could checkmate the abundances of the military period has turned out to be broken attributable to childish cravings of its administrators.

He said: “It was the judiciary that told the military then that while it may make laws, those laws should still respect the inalienable rights of the people as enshrined in international human right conventions to which the country had voluntarily acceded.

“These were individuals without guns, just sitting down on platforms up there in the court who insisted on holding the military responsible.

“Despite the criticisms that civil servants are subjected to, I’m sure that you know that sometimes civil servants are described as ‘evil servants’ but you must take heart. The best professions are usually the most criticized.

“But I must say that the wholesome privilege of public service is very easily abused or taken for granted. The public service elite represents as we have seen the most important factor in mass development.

“The power to do great good or evil lies with a few people who form what we refer to as our civil service. When some in such an elite see the opportunity as one for self enrichment by corrupt practices then the nation faces a monumental tragedy.”

“There are no excuses anywhere in a nation where the majority are still poor and are struggling to make a living that anyone who has the benefit of good education and good fortune of a job in the civil service should subvert that service for personal gains, I think it’s the greatest tragedy that a nation can experience.”

Likewise talking at the event, Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oya-Ita condemned the media for supposedly concentrating on the inadequacies in the common support of the inconvenience of its humble increases.

She observed that the Federal Civil Service has been at the bleeding edge of national union and has guaranteed smooth move of force starting with one government then onto the next.

She swore that the common administration under her initiative would diagram another course determined by effectiveness, efficiency, straightforwardness and the enthusiasm of natives.

Oya-Ita said the conceived new course has as of now been caught in the 2017-2019 Strategic arrangement of the workplace of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation.

This, she noted, was secured on four vital objectives that are in consonance with column four of the National Strategy for Civil Service Reforms.