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Federal Government Establishes Committee to Enhance Health of Civil Servants

Federal Government Establishes Committee to Enhance Health of Civil Servants
Federal Government Establishes Committee to Enhance Health of Civil Servants

The Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF) has announced the formation of a 12-member Committee dedicated to advancing the health and well-being of civil servants in Nigeria.

According to a statement from Mohammed Ahmed, the director of Communications at OHCSF, the inauguration ceremony was overseen by the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Folasade Yemi-Esan, who delegated the task to Dr. Comfort Adeosun, the director overseeing the Office of the Permanent Secretary, Service Welfare Office (SWO) within OHCSF.

Yemi-Esan emphasized that this initiative aligns with the Federal Civil Service Strategy and Implementation Plan 2021-2025 (FCSSIP-25), aiming to enhance the value proposition of staff by fostering a safe and conducive work environment, alongside providing essential support services through various activities.

Furthermore, she highlighted the committee’s role in fulfilling the objectives of the National Policy on Occupational Safety and Health (OSH), emphasizing the importance of prioritizing safety across all levels and times. She announced plans for a safety audit and emphasized the committee’s role as advocates for safety within OHCSF.

The Committee’s members were carefully selected from departments such as Occupational Health Safety and Environment (OHSE) and other critical units essential for implementing safety and health policies within OHCSF.

The committee’s mandate includes making recommendations to management on measures for hazard control and other improvements concerning the safety, health, and welfare of staff in the workplace.

Yemi-Esan urged committee members to serve diligently, recognizing the pivotal role safety and well-being play in enhancing productivity and service delivery quality.

Engr. Bello Kwali, the acting director of OHSE, commended OHCSF’s efforts in implementing the National Policy on Occupational Safety and Health, highlighting the establishment of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Desks in all Ministries, extra-ministerial Departments, and Agencies (MDAs).

He revealed that 150 OSH desk officers have been trained by the OHSE Department in OHCSF to coordinate OSH activities in their respective MDAs.


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