Wike sues for digital transformation in FCT civil service



The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, has urged the FCT Civil Service Commission to fully embrace digital transformation as part of strategic imperatives to improve the civil service in the administration.

The minister stated this at a three-day retreat by the FCT-CSC held at the Armed Officers’ Mess in Abuja  Tuesday with the theme “Building a 21st Century Civil Service Commission: The Role of the FCT Civil Service Commission.”

The minister who was represented by the Head of Civil Service of the FCT Civil Service, Dr Samuel Atang, stated that the civil service must also prioritise continuous learning and professional development of staff to equip workers with the latest knowledge.

He said the commission was at the heart of ensuring a civil service that is not only effective and efficient but also innovative and responsive to the needs of the 21st century, noting that the commission must lead the way in implementing e-governance solutions and enhanced service delivery through technology.

He stated that, “The FCT Civil Service Commission is at the heart of our efforts to ensure that our civil service is not only effective and efficient but also innovative, adaptive, and responsive to the needs of the 21st century.

“The digital revolution is reshaping every aspect of our lives, and the public sector is no exception. To build a 21st century civil service, we must fully embrace digital transformation. This means investing in cutting-edge technologies, developing digital skills among our workforce, and fostering a culture of innovation. The commission must lead the way in implementing e-governance solutions, streaming processes, and enhancing service delivery through technology.

“The landscape of public service is constantly evolving, and so must our skills and knowledge. We must prioritise continuous learning and professional development for our staff. This entails regular programs, workshops, and opportunities for higher education,” Wike said.

Speaking earlier, chairman of the FCT-CSC, Emeka Ezeh, appreciated President Bola Tinubu and the FCT minister for the establishment of the civil service in the FCT as part of the Renewed Hope Agenda of the administration.

He highlighted challenges that may be faced by the CSC, especially from disgruntled illegal workers, and those who did not favour the progress of the FCT civil service, adding however that the commission will carry out its responsibilities “without fear or favour.”