The Federal Government has approved the upgrading of six Federal Training Centres to tertiary institutions to offer Monotechnic programmes.
In a statement signed by the Director of Communications, Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HOCSF), Dr Tope Ajakaiye, in Abuja on Friday, the affected centres include Enugu, Lagos, Ilorin, Maiduguri, Calabar and Kaduna.
The outgoing Permanent Secretary, Career Management Office of the Head of Service, Dr Jamila Shuara was quoted as saying that government approved the restructuring of the centres during handing over to her successor, Mr. Mohammed Abbas.
The statement said, Dr. Shuara, also listed her achievements during the nine weeks in office to include the creation of two new departments in some strategic ministries, the restructuring of the schedule of duties of the Director in the Office of the Permanent Secretary and upgrading of the National Records Centre.
Other achievements listed by the outgoing Permanent Secretary are payment of about N500 million as death benefits to families of deceased officers, verification of all staff under IPPIS in the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation and the holding of sensitization forum for ten ministries on Performance Management.
The outgoing permanent secretary urged members of staff to continue to support the HOCSF and the incoming Permanent Secretary in order to achieve the mandate of the civil service as the chief instrument in the implementation of the transformation agenda.
“Responding, Abbas commended Shuara for the remarkable achievements recorded during her short stay in the Career Management Office.”
He called for the cooperation of all staff members to ensure that the good work carried out by Shuara was consolidated upon.