ABUJA (BPSR Report) – Director General, Bureau of Public Service Reforms, Mr. Ibrahim Arabi, has constituted a team to carry out a perception survey on the impact assessment of the recent induction programme conducted for Chief Executives, Governing Board Members of Federal Parastatals and their Chairmen, including Universities and Medical Centers.
The induction programme which was organized by BPSR in conjunction with DFID-PERL, was meant to fast-track policy reforms by creating adequate awareness of the diverse roles played by both the CEOs and the Governing Board Members, without interference or clash of interests.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha, had earlier explained to the Board Members during the second edition held in October, 2018 the extant rules guiding them. He emphasized that the Board Members do not have the powers to suspend or remove any Chief Executive appointed by the President, but can only make recommendations subject to ratification by the Presidency.
In his closing remarks, the DG charged the team to brace up for the challenges ahead which would come with mixed reactions from their interviewees; he further encouraged them to be tactical in their approach so as to get an objective, empirical and valid response that would form the basis for a policy brief in the future.