The Public Service Rules (PSR) is known to be a guide backed by the law that assists in controlling the way public servants in Nigeria behave and operate.
There would have been a lawless situation in Nigeria public service without the public service rule. Today, these rules are either inappropriately applied or not applied at all, but it does not in any way diminish the importance of the Nigerian public service rule.
The Nigerian public service is ripe for reform and institutionalization, as this will positively remove all the impediments associated with the public sector efficiency and the lacklustre way these rules are applied. It is not just about having a great public service rule on paper, but having the political will and expediency to implement these rules without partial and bias. To position the Nigerian public service for maximum effectiveness and great performance, there is a need for attitudinal reorientation.
Nigeria Public Service Rule is principally intended to update the Rules, Regulations, and Procedures in the Public Service and bring them in line with the current trend in governance.
The revision of this strategic document of the Public Service on a regular basis is necessary in order to make the service conform to changing times and circumstances.
The objective, therefore, is to effectively reposition the service for higher levels of efficiency, effectiveness and enhanced service delivery. Public Servants are implored to study and imbibe these Rules and their associated and complementary Instructions and Notices and to become familiar with all Laws and Procedures guiding the conduct of public administration and financial management in order to ensure due process and probity in the conduct of Government business.
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