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Service gaps: SERVICOM advocates synergy among MDAs, private sector to enhance service delivery



Service Compact with all Nigerians (SERVICOM) has advocated synergy among key public officers of government established agencies and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to enhance service delivery to Nigerians.

Mrs Nnenna Akajemeli, National Coordinator of SERVICOM, made the call at a-day stakeholders’ forum for stakeholders in Abuja, organised by the agency.

The workshop was also organised for directors of reforms, nodal officers, Public Relations Officers of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs)

It is recalled that SERVICOM is an initiative of the Federal Government of Nigeria, established in 2004 to promote effective and efficient service delivery in MDAs.

NAN reports that SERVICOM is also to ensure customer satisfaction and to manage the performance-expectation gap between Government, citizens and other members of the public on issues of service delivery.

Speaking, Akajemeli said that the objective of the forum was to create synergy among agencies, especially media, PROs, CSOs to enhance/project SERVICOM services and to get feedbacks from the public.

“We are here to sensitise the forum on the activities of SERVICOM in all the MDAs.

“Since one stick of broom cannot sweep the floor well, that’s why we are here to synergise to drive service improvement in Nigeria.

“We want to network with PROs of the MDAs, network with different organisations to collaborate and spread the message to enhance our services.

“So having said that, we are here to create synergy between us and the MDAs,” she explained.

Also, Executive Vice-Chair of Aig-Imoukhuede Foundation, Mrs Ofovwe Aig- Imoukhuede, said achieving mandates of SERVICOM needed synergy among citizens.

Represented by Chioma Njoku, Director of Programmes of the foundation, Aig- Imoukhuede said; “The mandate of SERVICOM is to ensure that MDAs continually deliver quality services to citizens.

“This is by making it a very strategic agency of government which should be closer to the people to feel their pulse and feedback on the services received. ”

Mrs Jummai Abdullahi, in her paper presentation, titled, ‘Citizens Focused Service Delivery for Good Governance’, said that the primary purpose of government was to improve quality of life of citizens.

She added that public service was the only contact that most people have with the government; hence the call for collaboration was imperative.

The theme of the forum is, ‘Strategic engagement of citizens, government and the media for optimal realisation of good governance’.

The forum attracted representatives from Nigeria Police Force, Nigeria Correctional Service, VIO, FRSC, office of Head of Service, SGF, and media among others.

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180 Golfers To Compete For N35 Million In Rowland Adewumi Golf Classic Tourney



The lush greens of the IBB International Golf and Country Club in Abuja will soon be the battleground for an impressive array of golfing talent, as 180 golfers, both professional and amateur, compete for over N35 million in cash prizes and additional rewards.

This exciting event, known as the Rowland Adewumi Classic Tournament, is scheduled to take place from Thursday, June 13 to Saturday, June 15, 2024, in celebration of Rowland Adewumi’s 50th birthday.

The organizing committee, led by Chairman Akabom Enebong, has spared no effort in ensuring that the event will befit the legacy of the man it honors says the tournament is more than a mere competition; it is a homage to Rowland Adewumi, a figure whose influence on the sport in Nigeria has been profound. Known for his dedication to nurturing talent and promoting the game, Adewumi’s contributions have left an indelible mark on the golfing community.

Speaking to the media in Abuja, Enebong highlighted the meticulous preparations underway to guarantee a flawless event.

“This tournament is a tribute to Rowland Adewumi, whose influence has been pivotal in the development of golf in Nigeria,” Enebong remarked. “We have ensured that all arrangements are in place to guarantee a smooth and competitive event.”

The competition will feature approximately 80 professional golfers and 100 amateur golfers, all competing in a stroke play format over the club’s renowned 18-hole course. The tournament promises to be action-packed, with participants eager to showcase their skills and vie for top honors.

“The Rowland Adewumi Classic Tournament offers not just substantial cash prizes but also significant prestige. With over N35 million up for grabs, the stakes are high, and the competition is expected to be fierce. In addition to the cash rewards, there are numerous consolation prizes, ensuring that many participants will leave with recognition for their efforts”

“Interest in the event has been substantial, with top golfers from across the nation preparing to participate. This level of engagement underscores the tournament’s importance within the Nigerian golfing calendar and highlights the respect and admiration held for Adewumi within the golfing community”.

Enebong emphasized the broader significance of the tournament, noting that it serves as a platform for golfers to demonstrate their prowess and advance their careers. “Participants will leverage this tournament to showcase their worth,” he said. “It’s an opportunity for both emerging and established golfers to gain recognition and further their careers.”

The three-day event promises not just competitive golf but also a celebratory atmosphere, reflecting the joyous occasion of Adewumi’s 50th birthday. Spectators can expect a festive environment, with various activities and hospitality offerings enhancing the overall experience.

As the date approaches, anticipation builds for what is set to be one of the most memorable golf events of the year. The Rowland Adewumi Classic Tournament is poised to highlight the vibrant golfing talent in Nigeria, celebrate a beloved figure in the sport, and provide a thrilling spectacle for all involved.

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