The Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation is to start the implementation of a Peer Review Mechanism for Permanent Secretaries in the Federal Civil Service.
This was contained in a statement signed by Tope Ajakaiye, the Director (Communications) for Head of the Civil Service of the Federation on Tuesday.
The statement said that the Head of the Service, Alhaji Bukar Aji, disclosed this at the end of the monthly meeting of Permanent Secretaries held in Abuja.
According to the statement, the exercise is scheduled to hold simultaneously at the Ecological Fund Office and the Federal Ministry of Works on August 15.
Aji said that the process involved permanent secretaries evaluating each others’ performance in order to maintain and enhance their quality.
According to him, presentations will be made by each permanent secretary on the general overview of the activities and challenges of his/her ministry.
It said this would be followed by an interactive session with the reviewing permanent secretaries.
The statement said that Aji and the reviewing team would also make on the spot assessment of the ministry’s premises and facilities.
It said that he would also interact with directors and executive members of the Joint Staff Union to assess progress and areas of challenges in the ministry.
This initiative, he said, was part of efforts being made to reposition the Federal Civil Service and evolve a well-motivated, professional and ethical workforce.
He said that the programme was expected to create an organisational environment in which ethical conduct was promoted and demonstrated.