The Director General (DG), of the Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR), Dr Dasuki Arabi, has declared that his outfit is transforming the civil service sector in order to make it appealing to the youth in the country.
According to him, several reforms by his agency have been taken not only to discourage corrupt practices in the civil service but to also make the sector appealing to youths.
understands that Arabi revealed the agency’s plan at a two-day national youth summit on drug and substance abuse prevention in Abuja organized by the African Youths Initiative On Crime Prevention.
He noted that it was one of the steps the agency is taking to discourage Nigerian youths from seeking greener pastures abroad.
Arabi said: “We have been transforming the Civil Service to make it appealing to the youth. We are doing this to encourage them to join the civil service and discourage them from Japa. Our reforms have made it difficult for people in public service to engage in corrupt practices. Also, the reforms through the IPPIS have led to the elimination of ghost workers.
“Beyond the government, we have been carrying out activities that will develop the skills of the youths so that they can get engaged beyond government jobs. We believe this will help us overcome the problem of unemployment in the country. “
He also noted that the reforms through the Integrated Personnel Payroll and Information System (IPPIS) have led to the elimination of ghost workers.