EU APPROVES N4 BILLION (EUR 20M) TO SUPPORT IMPLEMENTATION OF NATIONAL STRATEGY FOR PUBLIC SERVICE REFORM IN SIX FEDERAL AGENCIES (27/06/2012)
Abuja, 27 June 2012. Today, the European Union signed an agreement with the Federal Government of Nigeria to support the implementation of the second phase of the National Strategy for Public Service Reform (NSPSR) with the sum of Euro 20 million (about Naira 4 billion). This agreement is part of the National Indicative Programme (NIP) with Nigeria, 2008 – 2013, for a total amount of Euro 677 million.
The project will focus on improving coordination of the federal government's public service reform programme and strengthening the capacity of six federal agencies in the areas of: human resource management, performance monitoring, policy planning, development of statistics and revenue generation; with a view towards the achievement of efficient civil service administration and effective service delivery. The six agencies are: the Office of Head of Civil Service of the Federation, National Planning Commission, National Bureau of Statistics, Bureau of Public Service Reform and Federal Inland Revenue Service. The project will assist these agencies.
The agreement for the EU contribution was signed in Abuja on Wednesday, 27 June 2012, by Ambassador David Macrae, Head of Delegation of the European Union to the Federal Republic of Nigeria and ECOWAS, and Dr Shamsuddeen Usman, the Honourable Minister and Deputy Chairman of the National Planning Commission.