Promotion to GL17 in Civil Service ‘ll based on Competence and Performance ,says Gov Sani-Bello 

Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello has said henceforth, movement of officers to Grade Level 17 must be based on exhibition of requisite skills and competence as well as performance. Governor Sani Bello stated this when he declared open a three day retreat for Deputy Directors in the State Civil Service organised by the office of the State Head of Service in collaboration with the Institute of Administration, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, in Minna. The Governor explained that the retreat was a reaffirmation of his administration’s desire to strengthen and…

Resumption of Contributory Pension Scheme in Niger State: lessons for state governments by Yunusa Abugi 

BRIEF BACKGROUND The National Provident Fund (NPF) was the first formal Pension scheme in Nigeria established in 1961 for the non-pensionable private sector employees. The Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) was established in 1993 to take over the NPF Scheme to provide enhanced Pension system for the private sector employees. The Public Service operated an unfunded Defined Benefits Scheme and the payment of retirement benefits were budgeted by governments at the various levels annually. As the narratives are, both system were not workable hence the Obasanjo led federal government thought it wise to find a…

Niger SSG Reaffirms Government Commitment At Repositioning Civil Service

The Secretary to the Government of Niger State (SSG), Ahmed Ibrahim Matane has reaffirmed the present administration’s determination at repositioning Civil Service for optimal performance. The SSG stated this when he received the Forum of Retired Permanent Secretaries led by the Chairman, Engineer Ndagi Aliyu who were in his Office to rejoice with him over his appointment as the Secretary to the State Government by Governor Abubakar Sani Bello. Matane told the Retired Permanent Secretaries that the reinvigoration of Civil Service by the State Government will subscribe to the goal…