Standard Operating Procedure Training for SERVICOM Senior Staffs

 

 

standard operating procedure (SOP) is a document that states the step-step instructions complied by an organization to help workers carry out routine operations. SOPs show the steps needed to perform a process in order to ensure consistency in the execution of business activities.

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CALLS FOR SYNERGY WITH MDA’s IN THE OPEN GOVERNMENT PARTNERSHIP INITIATIVES

The Federal Government of Nigeria has called for synergy in the MDA’s who are part of the c Open Government Partnership Initiatives (OGP) to be more accountable in their drive towards improvement in service delivery process in Nigeria.

This call was made when the National Coordinator/CEO SERVICOM, Mrs Nnenna Akajemeli paid an advocacy visit to the Director General of National Agricultural Seed Council to roll out the next phase of the OGP initiatives in his office within the week.

The National Coordinator said that the OGP presents a platform for co-creation, partnership and collaboration between governments (State Actors), Civil Society Organizations and also the Private Sector (Non State Actors) in achieving its’ developmental process

However she also stressed that, the fundamental objective of Mr President signing into the OGP commitments is to ensure full implementation of the process to fight corruption and ensure accountability, transparency, as well as improved service delivery to Nigerians.

According to her, this falls squarely within the SERVICOM mandate, consequently making the improved service delivery thematic area of commitment 15 and 16 to be included in NAP II with SERVICOM as the lead agency with an implementation period of 2 years, which is 2019 to 2022 respectively

Akajemeli further pointed out some Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) that would showcase the pilot phase of the OGP initiatives for the improved Service Delivery in the 7th thematic area which the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) where included.

Nevertheless, she also called for the role of SERVICOM at the Sub-National (State and Local Government) Level and to enact SERVICOM Bill and also develop SERVICOM Policy In those areas which are Nasarawa, Kastina, Bauchi, Ekiti, Imo, and Delta State.

She added that the way forward of the OGP to accomplish full commitment is a total buy-in by key public sector bureaucrats, high synergy with development Agencies and partners and implementation of the revised Standards in Service Charter by MDAs.

In her  words, ‘’ SERVICOM as a cadre in MDAs will positively give MSUs staff the  Zeal to embrace and drive the initiative effectively, and also the enactment of legislative instrument to back the improved Service Delivery Initiative (ISDI),  as well as massive citizens/customers awareness campaign to demand for quality service delivery’’ she added.

While speaking on the Improved Service Delivery-Commitment 15 and 16 and also the role of MDAs as Pilots, the National Coordinator pointed out some strategies in which the (Federal Department of Agriculture extension services department) and the National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC) would be  working as critical partners which includes Advocacy for total commitment and buy-in by Permanent-Secretaries, Department Heads and Director-General of the National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC) and key partners/stakeholders on implementation of improved Service delivery commitment through the pilot projects

The coordinator called on, MDAs/CEOs in collaboration with SERVICOM Office to put systems/mechanisms in place to ensure implementation of service standards within the delivery period of OGP NAPII, and that they should endeavour to spearhead, own and support their staff sensitization for the project and awareness campaign for their service takers.

Akajemeli said that, improving Service Delivery for citizens/customers’ satisfaction, is hinged on implementing the outlined SERVICOM Strategies with MDAs that would foster Openness, Transparency, Accountability and co-creation in Services delivered within the time frame which would in-turn translate to good governance.

In his welcome address the Director General National Agricultural Seed Council (NASC) Dr. Philip Olusegun Ojo, who was represented by Dr. Ishiak Khalid, Director Seed certification and quality control stated that NASC is lucky to be numbered as one of the Agencies to run the process of Open Government Partnership (OGP), initiatives of the Federal Government of Nigeria.

Moreover, he also said that the National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC) technical department is working assiduously to establish and ensure that Nigerian citizens get yielding seedlings and are not short-aged.

According to him ‘’ it is not our business to delay customers business’’ and he gave the councils full commitment and buy-in to support SERVICOM in the drive to attain improvements in Service delivery  initiatives of Mr President through the OGP process.

 

 

Henrietta Okokon (Mrs)

Public Awareness Manager SERVICOM

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT APPLAUDS THE FEDERAL AIRPORTS AUTHOURITY OF NIGERIA

The Federal Government Nigeria has applauded the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) for receiving Airport Service Quality Awards from the Airports Council International, an industry recognition of the best Airports in the world to Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport by size and region (5 to 15 million passengers per year in Africa)  amongst over three Hundred Airports worldwide.

The National Coordinator further commended the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) in her efforts to ensure efficient services that would prolong very strong and friendly customer service experiences across all the airports.

She stated that, this award is coming in timely in line, with the comments given to SERVICOM as a lead Agency for improved service delivery initiatives through the platform of Open Government Partnership (OGP).

This commendation was made when the National Coordinator/CEO SERVICOM, Mrs Nnenna Akajemeli paid an Open Government Partnership (OGP) advocacy visit to the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), in Abuja.

The National Coordinator said that the Open Government Partnership (OGP) is a global coalition of reformers from government and civil society who diligently work together to make government more transparent, participatory and accountable in other to truly serve and empower citizens.

According to her, this falls squarely within the SERVICOM mandate, consequently making the improved service delivery thematic area of commitment 15 and 16 to be included in NAPII with SERVICOM as the lead Agency, meanwhile the fundamental objective of Mr. President signing into the OGP commitments is to ensure full implementation of the process to fight corruption, ensure accountability as wells as providing improved service delivery to all Nigerians.

Mrs Nnenna further stated that, due to the centrality and importance of the Federal Airports Authority’s services to the citizens, the president has approved that the organization should constitute the first of the pilot project on the delivery on NAP II Commitment 15 and 16.

Furthermore, while speaking on the importance of the FAAN services to the citizens, Mrs. Nnenna Akajemeli told the Managing Director that SERVICOM has selected some service windows to work with, in which she made mention of the Ministry of Aviation (Air Transport Management Department)

The Federal Airports Authority (FAAN) with Directorates/Departments such as: Directorate of Airport Operations, Department of legal Services/Board Secretariat, Environmental Services Department, Revenue/Cargo Directorate, Directorate of Aviation Security, SERVICOM Department, Information and communication Technology Department, Airport Planning and Technical Service Department and the Directorate of finance and Accounts.

 

She added that, SERVICOM would implement strategies while working as partners with FAAN in order for them to identify and nominate transformers/champions of reformers that would ensure service standards performance implementation, monitoring and reporting with terms of reference.

Akajemeli further stated that, the committee members for these implementation are representatives from the Ministry of Aviation (Air Transport Management), the FAAN selected Directorates/Departments, and the six selected Airports which amongst them include the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos.

However, the Coordinator urged Chief Executive Officers of Ministry Departments and Agencies to support technical team conducting service charter performance monitoring activities (Internal data gathering and analysis) and also carry out Bi-weekly review meetings with performance Monitoring and Reporting Teams with SERVICOM to review progress and validate improvements made.

In her words, ‘’SERVICOM would be working with developmental Partners such as the DFID, PERL and others, for technical and financial support of the pilot project’’ she stated.

Nevertheless, Mrs. Nnenna also made reference to the Role of Non-State Actors/CSO, in which she stressed out that their main function is to seek regular information gathering on government activities and operations, attend public hearings (SERVICOM Bill), conduct citizen’s satisfaction surveys and provide feedbacks on service delivery from public institutions.

Mrs. Akajemeli spoke on the next steps which is to receive reports from SERVICOM on the outcome of the meetings, compose service improvement Reform Champions/ Technical Team (MSU and relevant Technical Departments), she also said ‘’ SERVICOM Office will invite the Reform Champions Technical Team for a Service Charter Development/Review Workshop and Articulate plans for driving service improvement further’’ she added.

The National Coordinator said that Improving Service Delivery for citizens’ satisfaction is hinged on implementing the outlined SERVICOM strategies with the MDAs as the wheels to derive continuous citizens focused service improvement, and this would foster Openness, inclusiveness and Co-creation in services delivered by MDAs that would translate to good governance.

In his welcome address, the Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, Captain Rabiu Hamisu Yadudu, Stated that FAAN is a Service Delivery Agency where services are rendered to customers effectively.

He further stated that, the visit would strengthen more collaboration and boost a robust working relationship with SERVICOM, to promote improved services to the Nigerian citizens. In his words ‘’ when you hear from stakeholders you will not hear from social media platforms’’ he stated.

Moreover, he pledged his commitment and support to the Open Government Partnership (OGP) initiatives of this administration.

 

 

 

Public Awareness Manager

Henrietta Okokon  (Mrs.)

 

In House Service Charter Design and Development Train – The -Trainer Workshop

This is In line with our mandate to build skills of public servants to deliver excellent service.

SERVICOM CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT TRAINING TO FOSTER IMPROVEMENTS IN SERVICE DELIVERY PROCESESS IN MDAs

The National Coordinator and Chief Executive Officer SERVICOM, Mrs Nnenna Akajemeli has said that capacity development training is key to fostering improvements in service delivery processes in MDAs.

This disclosure was made when she flagged- off a week long capacity growth development training on horsemanship in service delivery organized by SERVICOM for the Nodal / Focal Officers from various Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs), during the weekend  in Owerri , Imo State.

Mrs Akajemeli stated that the training was put in place to bring about a commitment that would leave a lasting positive attitudinal change for every participant that would culminate into improvements in service delivery processes in MDAs.

According to the Coordinator, as part of SERVICOM‘s mandate the programme would arm officers to gain mastery of people and situations in order for them to act professionally despite the negative attitudes of customers in the post Covid 19 era.

She said that the programme was designed to help service providers  have a better understanding of the services they are to render and communicate same through their service charters for quality service delivery experience for  the citizens.

 The Coordinator further stated that the training is in line with SERVICOM’s mandate, which is to build skills of public servants in order to deliver excellent services by promoting best practice in service delivery.

Akajemeli also said that the expected outcome of the training workshop was to strengthen the SERVICOM foot soldiers on how to close Service delivery gaps and failures and implement service improvement measures that would enhance quality services in all MDAs.

Mr Ambrose Okpalake the training Consultant with Ascellon International Training Consultancy Firm  in his remarks said that, the training programme would  give ownership , understanding and situation management skills to participants on service delivery with relation to its environments ( MDA) as they differ in responsibility to the Nigerian citizens.

He further stated that the horsemanship programme would also equip participants with mastery and requisite knowledge for quality service delivery implementation, its measure and growth especially in the post Covid – 19 era.

National Coordinator/ CEO SERVICOM Mrs. Nnenna Akajemeli at the 2020 Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) customer service week.

NC’s Courtesy visit to Nasarawa State Government