The new Head of Service of the federation, Alhaji Bukar Goni Aji was on Monday sworn in by President Goodluck Jonathan. At the ceremony, the President urged the new Head of Service to complete the reforms already being put in place in the civil service in line with the Government’s transformation agenda.He was also urged by the President to facilitate improvement in service delivery while also ensuring that indiscipline and corruption are reduced to the barest minimum. While advising Aji, the President said “as you set about your duties, the expectation of the government and our people is that you will now build on the achievement’s of your predecessors so as to complete on-going reforms. In particular, you must focus on those sectors that will help the administration to deliver with urgency believes and benefits which are the core of our survival as a people, such as agriculture, infrastructure, education, health amongst others.”
President Jonathan also urged civil servants all over the country to give their support to Alhaji Goni Aji. “I want to call on all civil servants to lend you their unalloyed support especially the permanent secretaries that will work with you and cooperate in the movement of greater efficiency, dedication, patriotism in service. My prayer is that let the end of your tenure be heralded as an era of remarkable improvement in the quality of service in our country,” the President said.
While speaking to newsmen after his inauguration, the Head of Service disclosed that repositioning the civil service in accodance with the government’s transformation agenda is his major task. ‘We will emphasise on fast tracking the processes so that we will ensure there are concrete outcomes for our people to see and that is the immediate priority that I will put my attention to”, he stated.