FG making service delivery more compact for Nigerians – SERVICOM

September 23, 2020 Binta Shama 0

The federal government is set to ensure that service delivery improvement becomes more paramount and service standards more compact in MDAs’ service wide. This disclosure was made on Tuesday when the National Coordinator / CEO SERVICOM,  Mrs Nnenna Akajemeli, paid an advocacy visit to the Head of Service of the Federation in Abuja. According to a press release issued by the Read More

LAPO mentors NGOs on operational, financial management

September 21, 2020 Baba Yusuf 0

  Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO) has organised an intensive capacity development training for 46 non-governmental, community based organisations undergoing its mentoring programme across the country. The 2-day training which was held in Benin City was facilitated by Professor  Omokhoa Adeleye, a Management Consultant and Community Physician at the University of Benin with Professor Andrew Tafamel of the Department of Read More

Open govt partnership to attract foreign investors – SERVICOM boss

September 6, 2020 Binta Shama 0

National Coordinator/CEO SERVICOM, Mrs Nnenna  Akajemeli, has said the Open Government Partnership  (OGP) will attract foreign investors when  Nigeria  adopts the drive towards service improvement initiatives in MDA’s. Akajemeli disclosed this when she paid an advocacy visit to the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) headquarters in Lagos recently. According to a press release issued by SERVICOM Public Awareness Read More

Contributors can transfer RSA twice yearly — PENCOM

August 14, 2020 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The National Pension Commission (PENCOM) says contributors can only move their Retirement Savings Account (RSA) through a transfer window from one Pension Fund Administrator (PFA) to another not more than twice in one year.  In a statement signed by its management on Thursday in Abuja, PENCOM said full deployment of the platform, would however entail extensive training of the PFA’s Read More

Ortom swears in Ikwulono new health commissioner

August 6, 2020 John Shiaondo 0

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state Tuesday swore in Dr. Emmanuel Saleh Ikwulono as Commissioner for Health and Human Services. Dr. Ikwulono is to replace Dr. Sunday Ongbabo who resigned his appointment a week ago. The governor, while performing the swearing-in ceremony, acknowledged the importance of the health ministry to healthcare delivery, especially at this time of COVID-19, stating that Read More

SERVICOM: FG initiates service delivery pilot scheme in 7 states

July 14, 2020 Binta Shama 0

The federal government has set up pilot service delivery initiatives at the state level across seven states of the federation. This was made public when the national coordinator,  CEO of SEVICOM, Mrs. Nnenna Akajemeli, recently paid an advocacy visit to Nassarawa state governor, Abdullahi Sule in Lafia. She stated that President Muhammadu Buhari is committed to open governance as his Read More

Bello inaugurates health insurance scheme for Kogi residents

July 12, 2020 Oyibo Salihu 0

As part of efforts to attain the universal health coverage by 2030, Kogi state government has inaugurated interim board members of the state health insurance agency to provide quality healthcare services at minimum fees that will not be a burden to the beneficiaries. Performing the inauguration at the Government House Lokoja over the weekend, Governor Yahaya Bello who was represented by his deputy, Read More

FAAN moves corporate headquarters to Abuja

June 23, 2020 Adeola Tukuru 0

 The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has moved its corporate headquarters to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT)This is in compliance with the directive of the Federal Ministry of Aviation that all agencies in the sector relocate their corporate headquarters to Abuja. The General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Henrietta Yakubu, in a press release issued on Tuesday said this movement was aimed Read More

Economy as senate’s central focus in one year

June 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

In marking the end of its first year legislative session last week Thursday, June 11, 2020, President of the Ninth Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan (APC Yobe North) and Spokesperson, Senator Ajibola Basiru (APC Osun Central), in separate statements, made the rescue of the nation’s economy from the doldrums, the central focus of actions. Taiye  Odewale examines. Lawan’s paradigm shift Expectedly, the Read More

Covid-19: DisCos agree to supply Nigerians free electricity for two months

April 21, 2020 David Agba 0

The 11 electricity Distribution Companies ( DisCos), have said they will align with the bill before the House of Representatives proposing free electricity supply to all Nigerians for two months, to mitigate the harsh effect of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19 on the power consumers. The DisCos operating under the aegis of Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors, ANED, promised to abide Read More

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Kaduna: Communities in 4 LGs take ownership of govt projects

March 23, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Communities in Jaba, Zango Kataf, Jema’a and Kagarko local government areas of Kaduna state have stated their commitment to take ownership of government projects in their domain, and monitor the projects to ensure quality service delivery.  They also urged for more participatory contracting by involving the traditional rulers, women and youth in project to enable them monitor, assess and ensure Read More

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New tariff: AEDC assures quality service delivery

February 28, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) Thursday assured customers of its rapid improvement in the quality of its services in network with the new tariff to boost electricity supply across Nasarawa state. Managing director and chief executive officer of the company, Abimbola Odubiyi, who was represented by director corporate services, Ernest Mupwaya, gave the assurance at a one-day engagement with Read More

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MultiChoice opens new service centre in Ibadan

December 25, 2019 Editorial IV 0

As part of MultiChoice Nigeria’s commitment to consistently improving customer satisfaction, the company has boosted service delivery to its customers in Ibadan and environs, with the opening of a new MultiChoice service center in Ibadan. This state-of-the-art office located on Kudeti Avenue, Onireke Road, Ibadan North West, will serve as a customer touchpoint for new and existing subscribers to experience Read More

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NDIC clinches SERVICOM award

December 18, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) has emerged the best performing Ministerial Servicom Unit (MSU) in the team “C” category for Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in 2019. Director, Communication & Public Affairs, Sunday Oluyemi, in a statement to journalists said the Corporation’s Nodal Officer, Mrs.Fidelia Ngozi Chiefe, also scooped two awards as the overall best performing Nodal Officer (Parastatals) Read More

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BPE DG highlights SEVICOM on public service

December 13, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Bureau  of Public Enterprises (BPE) says the establishment of Service Compact (SERVICOM) in 2008, it has impacted positively not only on the general ambience of the Bureau. BPE Director General Mr. Alex A. Okoh also declared that it has also helped to actualise the Bureau’s value statement of Integrity, Professionalism, Accountability, Responsibility, Transparency (IPART). Speaking during the SERVICOM Day symposium and Read More

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CLEEN foundation bags 2019 Human Rights award

December 12, 2019 Editorial IV 0

CLEEN foundation, a non-governmental organization (NGO) has bagged the 2019 Human Rights award for its contributions to strengthening of law enforcement agencies for the protection of human rights in Nigeria.  The Executive Director of CLEEN Foundation, Dr Benson Olugbuo who received the award dedicated the award to all victims and survivors of human rights abuses in Nigeria from 1960 to Read More

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Healthcare: What Politicians should do – NPHCDA

December 9, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Director General, National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA) has urged Nigerian politicians and elites to adopt a primary healthcare center close to them and support them with critical needs to boost healthcare in Nigeria. Nigeria currently contributes 19% of global maternal maternity, records 36 per 1,000 neonatal death and120 per 1,000 under-5 death. Life expectancy is over 55 years, preventable Read More

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Youth Urged to Participate in 2019 HIV Self-Testing Contest

November 6, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Ahead of World AIDS Day slated for December 1, Nigerian youth have been called upon to participate in the ‘4Youth By Youth’ (4YBY) HIV self-testing contest, aimed at closing the gap in HIV self-testing service delivery.  HIV self-testing is the process where a person who wants to know his/her HIV status, collects own specimen, which maybe oral fluid or blood; Read More

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100 days: Between Makinde and Oyo APC

September 18, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Within the first 100 days in office, the administration of Governor Seyi Abiodun Makinde has through actions, policies and pronouncements attempted to stamp its footprint on the sand of history. Bayo Agbola captures some of these events. Mixed reactions It is on record that the first 100 days in office of Engineer Seyi Makinde as the Oyo state governor has Read More

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Oyo assembly passes 4 bills approving 4 new ministries

August 8, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Oyo state House of Assembly has passed four bills for the establishment of four new ministries aimed at improving efficiency in service delivery. The Speaker of the assembly, Mr Adebo Ogundoyin, said the bills were passed in response to the need of the people, adding when Governor Seyi Makinde eventually gives assent to it service delivery would be enhanced. Read More

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Merging technologies good for public service – PS

July 24, 2019 Editorial IV 0

For effective and efficient development of the workforce, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Communications, Mr. Musa Istifanus, called for the continuous use of emerging technologies at workplace to drive service delivery in the country. In a statement by Deputy Director (Information/Press/PR) Unit of the Ministry, Philomena Oshodin, the Permanent Secretary said this during a facility tour of Digital Bridge Institute Read More

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Liberia launches GovNet to enhance service delivery

June 19, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The government of Liberia has launched a new platform, called “GovNet”, which is geared towards improving efficiency of government ministries, agencies and commissions in public service delivery. GovNet is a platform which aimed at improving the government’s service performance and brings government closer to citizens by enhancing its internet and computer technology capability. The Minister of Posts and Telecommunications Cllr. Read More

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NPA exploits transit trailer parks for improved operations

May 2, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Determined to rid the ports area of traffic gridlock, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), said it plans to commission two transit parks located at Lillypond, and TinCan Island second gate, to enhance port operations and improve service delivery at the nation’s gateway.   NPA Managing Director, Hadiza Bala-Usman, represented by the Executive Director, Marine and Operations, Dr. Sokonte Davies, disclosed this at Read More

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NGO trains 40 constituency reps, CSO, others on service delivery in Yobe

April 15, 2019 Editorial II 0

As part of effort to hold elected officers accountable on their campaign promises, a Non-Governmental Organisation, Partnership To Engage, Reform and Learn-Engage Citizens Pillar (PERL-ECP) has engaged representatives of 24 constituencies, Civil Society Organisations (CSO) and media platforms to brainstorm on strengthening service delivery in Yobe state. Declaring the workshop open on Monday, the PERL-ECP Northeast Team Leader, represented by Read More