The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HoCSF), Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita, has pledged to revive the civil service in the North East which has been destroyed by the Boko Haram insurgency. By Abbas Jimoh 

 

Oyo-Ita made the pledge during a courtesy visit to the Nigerian High Commissioner to Rwanda, Ambassador Adamu Onoze, in Kigali. She said the visit to Rwanda was to learn how the Rwandees survived and excelled in their civil service after the 1994 genocide in the country.

According to her, the visit was part of the Implementation process of the 2017-2020 Federal Civil Service Strategy and Implementation Plan. Responding, Ambassador Onoze commended the HoCSF and her team on the initiative to learn about the reform of Rwanda.

He said Rwanda had abolished any form of ethnicity which was the major cause of the genocide, adding that the crisis was between the Tutsis and the Hutus who were the major ethnic groups in the country.

Onoze said Rwanda was the neatest country in Africa due to the political will of the government and the monthly sanitation that was put in place. He said the Rwandan government attracts many foreign investors as well as boost their economy through their visa on arrival policy.

He said that Nigeria and Rwanda had an exchange programme policy where Nigerian professors come to teach in Rwandan universities for two years, then another batch comes and takes over.