Halilu Assures BPSR of NASENI’s Plan to  Deliver on its Mandate

Halilu Assures BPSR of NASENI’s Plan to  Deliver on its Mandate

Emmanuel Addeh in Abuja

The Chief Executive Officer of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI), Mr. Khalil Halilu,has assured the Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR) that the agency would deliver on its mandate of transforming Nigeria’s technology and innovation landscape.

The CEO stated this at the opening ceremony of a two-day staff training of NASENI by the bureau, led by its Director General, Mr. Dasuki Arabi for the mandatory deployment of Self-Assessment Tools (SAT) for service delivery at the agency’s Headquarters in Abuja.

Halilu reaffirmed the commitment of the agency in fulfilling its mandate by maintaining a steadfast focus on NASENI 3Cs principles of Collaboration, Creation, and Commercialisation .

He said this would be done through harnessing the power of technology, human skills and talents to deliver remarkable benefits to Nigeria on multiple fronts.

According to NASENI CEO, in order to carry out its mandate effectively, it is crucial to conduct a thorough assessment of the performances in line with best practices.

“This tool enables organisations to evaluate themselves comprehensively, gaining insights into how effectively they are meeting their goals.

“BPSR has employed a participatory focus group approach as the methodology for this tool, making it accessible to individuals across all levels of the Public Service,” he said.

He  encouraged all participants to give their undivided attention and make the most use of the opportunity for self-assessment and growth.

He said NASENI stands to gain significant advantages from the implementation of SAT by identifying its strengths and areas for improvement, enhancing professional practices, encouraging partnerships and creating opportunities.

In his remarks, Arabi said the BPSR initiated the tools for self-assessment, monitoring and evaluation of reforms in Ministries, Agencies and Departments (MDAs) of the federal government for effective service delivery.

While buttressing the mandates and directives of the federal government to BPSR to carry out reforms on all the MDAs, he noted that SAT is for the purpose of planning, accountability and management of public funds and to ensure that the system is corrupt-free especially in financial transactions.

He, however, called on NASENI to embrace SAT in all its dealings and ensure that they own their work to deliver effectively as the CEO’s is only in the system to guide them.

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