By Industrial Digest
THE Standards Organization of Nigeria(SON), has inaugurated a 5-man independent Committee of distinguished Nigerians charged with the responsibility of reviewing management practices in the agency to strengthen its operations for improved service delivery.
The committee is headed by a retired Permanent Secretary, Barrister Osuagwu Sunny Uwanuakwa, as Chairman.
The other members of the Committee are: Mr. Kabir Wudil, retired Director and former Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff to the President; Dr. Rukayyatu Abdulkareem Gurin; Pharmacist Mashood Oluku Lawal; retired Director, Federal Ministry of Health, and a former member of the SON Governing Council and the SON Director, Human Resources Management, Mr. Abdulkadir Usman, who is to serve as facilitator.
Speaking during the inauguration ceremony, SON Director-General, Mallam Farouk Salim, said that
the Committee had four weeks from the date of the inaugural to submit its interim report and would be expected to submit its final report before the end of the year.
Terms of References
He mandated the Committee to help examine the structure of SON, its processes and practices to provide a template to address operational, service delivery, and staff welfare challenges, to entrench equity and fairness as well as provide greater opportunities for staff to better contribute to the attainment of the organic organizational.
Mallam Salim enumerated the Committee’s terms of reference to include control and coordination, communication and effectiveness, manpower dispositions and manning levels, recruitment, postings and t, transfers as well as public perception of the organ organizations services among others.
The Director – the General, stated that the Committee members were carefully selected given their rich pedigrees and experiences in the public sector and the management’s belief in their competence and ability to contribute to the growth of SON.
He said that copies of departmental presentations containing the activities, achievements, challenges, and m, meaningful suggestions already obtained from interactions with Directors, Heads of Departments and Units as well as relevant portions of the handover notes provided by the last management would be made available to the committee.
He stated that arrangements have been made for the Committee to visit SON major operational offices in Lagos, Enugu, Port Harcourt, and Kano to feel the pulse of the staff and have a broad view of the organization.
We shall hit the ground running
Barr. Uwanuakwa commended the Director-General, on his novel approach towards realizing his vision for the organization, and he promised to hit the ground running with members of the Committee.
Picture: DG, SON Mallam Farouk Salim (center) addresses the Committee and SON Management members.