News agency Nigeria reports that the permanent secretary of the ministry, Ambassador Godknows Igali, gave the assurance in Abuja when Danladi Kifasi, the head of the civil service of the federation (HOS), paid an unscheduled visit to the ministry.
The director of communications in the office of the HOS, Alhaji Haruna Imrana, said in a statement that the visit is to assess workers’ compliance to work ethics.
Imrana in the statement quoted Igali as saying: “currently the Ministry is trying to harness the abundant solar power in the country in addition to exploring further strategies to improve power supply.”
The director of communications also added that Kifasi met Ambassador Igali busy on his desk at the ministry of power.
He noted that the ambassador later called on the ministry’s directors to welcome him.
The statement further added that the HOS also visited the Ministry of Aviation, where he met its permanent secretary, Binta Bello, and other directors of the ministry on seat.
The statement quoted Bello as saying: “The Ministry is presently reconstructing four international airports in line with international standard to ensure safety with full commercial facilities for revenue generation.”
The statement added that the HOS at the ministries visited, stressed the need for civil servants to be compliant with information technology and to uphold work ethics.
It further said that the HOS charged civil servants to be conversant with the zero based budgeting system to ensure transparency and to be abreast with the Freedom of Information Act.
This, he said, would guarantee open and accountable government.
Kifasi according to the statement expressed satisfaction on his findings, but noted that while most top management staff were on seat, some offices were empty at the time of his visit.
It added that Kifasi’s unscheduled visit will continue to other ministries at a later date.