Monday, December 13, 2010

The Civil Service & Nation Building

The Civil Service is the bridge between the political leadership and the citizenry. The value that citizens get from governance is often dependent on the disposition of the civil service - Serving the people or abetting the professional politician in authority.

The inherited structures defining the civil service was designed to create value for the electorate, but it can be tweaked to provide "manna" for the professionals in political leadership. No one can sign a dime out of our corporate finance without a civil service involvement, and only a civil servant can provide documentary information to nail every inappropriate transaction emanating in government.

May God bless the civil servant with integrity. Transformation cannot occur without the cooperation of the civil service. Politicians come and go, but the civil service remains...lets transform the civil service to create value for our collective good.

George H. Ashiru

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