The Federal Government has designed a performance management system for its workers for effective service delivery.
The initiative, which aims to entrench accountability for resource utilisation and results delivered, is driven by the office of the Head of Service of the Federation, Federal Civil Service Commission and Ministry of Budget and National Planning, with technical support from the Bureau of Public Service Reforms.
In response to a Freedom of Information request made by our correspondent on Thursday, the Director-General, BPSR, Mr. Joe Abah, confirmed that the performance management system had been completed and would be inaugurated before the end of the year.
“I understand that it is now fully designed and will be piloted before the end of the year,” Abah said.
Abah had canvassed for remuneration of Federal Government workers based on work they perform.
The General Manager, Human Resources, CITA Petroleum Group, Mr. Ola Azeez, said that the structure of the public sector, which was bedevilled by nepotism and tribalism, was a legacy of the colonial masters.
According to him, better service delivery in the public sector can be achieved if practices of performance-based allowances in the private sector are adopted.
Azeez added, “Performance-driven salary should be introduced in the public sector. The public sector we have today is a legacy of the colonial masters, and nepotism and tribalism has been the order of the day.
“The performance indicator is a tool that we will use to calibrate what is expected. Before the appraisal period, there must have been a conscious structured agreement between the employee and the employers.”
The Managing Consultant, Insel Consulting, Mr. Adedoyin Adebayo, said that the government must introduce a culture of agile performance management in order to have a productive public sector in Nigeria.
He said, “Performance management can have more impact on the public service, most especially now that resources are scarce and members of staff can easily be diverted away from what is important by the politics inherent in such institutions.”