As Ondo State Government intensified effort towards reforming its Public Service system, the Focal Officers in charge of the reform components of the Ondo State Public Sector Governance Reforms and Development Project (ODPSGRDP) have been implored to be up to the task ahead of them to ensure its successful operation.
A Consultant from Ernest &Young consulting firm in charge of the project, Mr….. gave the charge during an interactive session with the focal officers, purposely held to get update and how far they have gone with the reform strategy in their various areas of assignment.
The Consultant noted that the reason for the meeting is to acquaint them with the roles they each needs to play in key project deliverables and to understand where they are in terms of the reform initiatives.
The major components of the reform project, according to him are Public Financial Management (PFM), Human Resource, and Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), while they all have sub-components.
He explained that one of the things they want to achieve at the end of the project is to articulate a very holistic vision for the Ondo State Public Service with a focus on PFM, HR, and M&E, adding also that they want to provide a common vision that is focused on a long time period of where they expect Ondo state public service to be in the next five years.
His words: “We are putting together Public Service Reform Strategies, and what is the reason behind the strategy that will want to come up with? It is a creation of unique and valuable position, we are saying that whatever we are doing now from the perspective of stakeholders has to be fundamentally different from the way things have always be existing.
“We want to harmonise the implementation process so as to derive synergy in terms of all various project we are working on and at the end of the day we will also provide you with a document that we can say is Ondo State Public Service Strategy.
“In each of these components there are other subcomponents, it is how all these are fixed together that we consider as strategy; for us the purpose of this strategy must be clear to us and that is the reason for this meeting.
“It is not just how we see public service of today but tomorrow, we are saying in the next five years where do we want to be as a public service?
Some of the reform sub-components according to him are: Financial reporting, internal and external audit reform, budgeting, expenditure, public procurement, and tax administration, SIFMIS, among others.
He described the meeting as very crucial and critical as it enables them to understand the status of each reform initiative and the need to work in the same direction regardless of their different past so as to move the vehicle forward.

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