Umakhihe Inaugurates FCSSIP ’25 Sub-Committees  

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The permanent secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Ernest Umakhihe (middle) flanked by members of the committee during their inauguration in Abuja.

The permanent secretary of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Ernest Umakhihe has formally inaugurated six sub-committees of the Federal Civil Service Strategic Implementation (FCSSIP’25) for the adoption and implementation of new reforms in the ministry approved by the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF). The event, which took place over the weekend in Abuja, was a ministerial call to action aimed at achieving the ministry’s mandate and ensuring that the civil service maintains a progressive standard.

Umakhihe stated that the ministry had already established the project management team (PMT), the steering committee and the sub-committees that were inaugurated. These sub-committees comprised capacity building and talent management, performance management system, IPPIS human resource, innovation, digital content services and improved value proposition for civil servants.

Umakhihe urged the sub-committees to pursue the mandate as spelled out in the terms of reference of each of the committees with full dedication and commitment. He also charged them to come up with ideas, methodology and requirements that would form a blueprint for implementation and asked that they submit a progress report every two weeks.

The director of human resource management, Mrs. Oluwatoyin Alade described the event as a milestone in the implementation and actual domestication of FCSSIP ’25 in the ministry, which signaled the setting of the ball rolling in all six pillars of the FCSSIP.

In her response on behalf of the sub-committee members, the ministry’s director of animal husbandry services, Mrs. Winnie Lai Solarin thanked the permanent secretary for giving them the opportunity to serve in various capacities and pledged to do their utmost best not to let the management down and set good examples for others to emulate.

Solarin requested adequate funding to enable their ideas, innovations and interventions to be implemented without hitches, according to a statement signed by the ministry’s director of information, Eremah Anthonia.

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