FCTA reforms dept. to domesticate FG’s e-govt. masterplan next year – Director

FCTA reforms dept. to domesticate FG’s e-govt. masterplan next year – Director

The FCT Administration (FCTA) Reform Coordination and Service Improvement Department (RCSI), has mapped out plans to domesticate the Federal Government’s e-Government Master Plan in January 2021.


The Acting Director of the Department, Dr Jumai Ahmadu, who made this known at an interactive session with newsmen on Monday in Abuja, said that the measure was aimed at improving the efficiency and transparency of public service administration.


She said that the purpose and rationale of the project was also to properly align the automation and digitisation of FCTA activities with the National e-Government Master Plan.


Ahmadu added that the project would also involve a sensitisation workshop on the e-government master plan, skills gap assessment and measurement, capacity building on digital literacy and e-government index ranking.


She also said that the department would seek to domesticate the Federal Government’s Score-Card for the websites of FCTA and its agencies in February 2021.


The director noted that the scorecard was an important index metric which the e-government master plan had employed for determining the status of Nigerian e-government plan.


She stressed that the scorecard would entrench transparency and improvement in service delivery to FCT residents by ensuring their timely and unrestricted access to government information.


Besides, Ahmadu said that the department’s work plan for the month of March in 2021 would upgrade the skills of staff of the administration via training programmes and development opportunities.


Improved staff engagement, increased residents’ satisfaction and optimised staff productivity would also be given the desired attention, she said.


“Other plans lined up for the months of April, May, June and July 2021 include working with the Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR) to re-introduce mentoring and succession plans in the FCTA.


“The department will work with BPSR to deploy Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for all agencies in FCTA, organise a workshop on the use of new media to improve information management in FCTA and a roundtable on Economic Sustainability plan to support FCTA.”


Ahmadu also said that in August 2021, the department would join the BPSR advocacy on Basic Health Care Fund Domestication of BHCPF implementation plan in the FCTA to enable the Administration to benefit from the Fund to uplift the standard and conditions of Primary Health Care Centres.


She said that in September 2021, the department would partake in a workshop on Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP) as it related to the FCTA.


She noted that the ESP aimed at mitigating the effects of deep recession, ensuring social stability and addressing long-standing economic vulnerabilities, as envisaged by the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP).


The last quarter of 2021 would see the department engaging players in the public and private sector value chains for the FCTA under the ESP.


It would also organise a workshop on change management for FCTA staff and another workshop on accessing interventions under the ESP, while reviewing progress made during the year.

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