MDA reforms: BPSR, IMPR partner on public communication
The Director General of the Bureau of Civil Service Reforms (BPSR), Dasuki Ibrahim Arabi, requested the collaboration of Image Merchants Promotions (IMPR) Limited, to raise public awareness on the reforms initiated by the Bureau.
IMPR is the publisher of PRNigeria, Economic Confidential and other media platforms in various industries.
Arabi, made the appeal when he drove other senior officials of the Office to the PRNigeria Center in Abuja on a courtesy visit.
The DG, during the visit, deplored how citizens constantly flay the public service for not updating its mandates.
“One of the mandates of the BPSR is to provide information to citizens about the work we do and the work that other ministries, departments and other government agencies are doing, so we are like the government’s megaphone,” he said. -he declares.
Arabi, continued: “And in every ministry there are information departments, with officers, deputy directors and directors, but the information is not sufficiently provided or is not appreciated by the public. . “
He further explained that BPSR’s target was that by 2012 the civil service should be paperless, but unfortunately the target was not met.
“However, with the advent of COVID-19 has come a sharp awakening in the performance of high-end agents in the digitization of agencies.”
Arabi stressed the need to build the capacity of agency information officers.
The CEO also said that the BPSR has federal government approval to work with ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) to generate FoI portals to improve communication between government and citizens and to enable people go online and ask about various government organizations. Activities.
For his part, Mallam Yushau Shuaib, the Director General (CEO) of IMPR stressed the need for heads of government agencies to be transparent and accountable to the public through adequate dissemination of information.
“The issues you raised are very important, sir. Transparency and accountability in the public service can be improved through accurate, accountable and timely information management, ”he said.
While commending BPSR’s efforts in training information managers, he noted that having the right skills and showing professionalism is an integral part of proper dissemination of information for communication. public.
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Report by: PRNigeria.com