The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Budget and National Planning, Mr. Olajide Odewale, has stated that government instituted reforms are very critical to efficient service delivery in the system that will promote rapid economic growth
Mr Odewale stated this at the closing of a 5 - day Training Workshop on ‘Specialised Change Management’ organised by the Ministry of Budget and National Planning in collaboration with the Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR), for the staff of the Ministry and its Parastatals
Responding to the demand by the participants, the Permanent Secretary, promised that refresher courses would be organised for the management staff, so that both the management staff and the other level of staff can be on the same page on issues of change management
While calling for support for reforms instituted by government, Mr Odewale also stated that the Ministry expects improvement in change of attitude by the staff in order to achieve effectiveness in the reforms initiated by the ministry.
In his remarks, the Acting Director- General of Bureau of Public Service Reform, Alhaji Arabi Dasuki, described the Ministry of Budget and National Planning as the best performing Ministry amongst its peers in the area of Reforms Coordination.
The BPSR DG also pointed out that the change mantra in the country is not for the President and the Vice- President alone, but for everybody including civil servants.
In her comments, Dr. Anne Nzegwu, the Director Reforms Coordination and Service Improvement in the Ministry, stressed that the participants have crucial role to play in ensuring that the objective of the Training Workshop is achieved through their unflinching support and commitment
She added that the hosting of the workshop at this time in the year, underscores, the importance attached to the subject of discourse, as well as disclosing that competent, skilled and experienced resources persons were carefully selected to lead discussion on the topic ‘’Change Management’’.