Director General of the Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR), Mr. Dasuki Ibrahim Arabi has sought the collaboration of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) to reform some moribund industries in the country in line with its mandate.
Speaking when he led the management staff of his agency on a courtesy visit to the Director General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), Mr. Alex A. Okoh in his office in Abuja on Thursday, October 10, 2019, Arabi said the BPSR had received several requests from state governments in the country to revive their dying industries and with the repository of knowledge at the BPE as a foremost reform agency, it was appropriate to collaborate with the Bureau.
According to him, Gombe State Government for instance, had requested the BPSR to reform its Tomato Company which he said with the collaboration with the BPE, it could be achieved easily.
He noted that BPE has a critical role to play in the mandate of the BPSR and urged the Bureau to participate actively at all the meetings of the Steering Committees of the BPSR for enhanced results.
Arabi said in line with a presidential directive for the BPSR to collaborate with agencies to provide quality service to Nigerians, it recently considered the report of the Stephen Oronsaye Committee on the reforms of the River Basin Development Authorities (RBDAs) in the country but could not take a definite action because “BPE’s input was lacking”.
Responding, the Director of Infrastructure and Private Partnership Programme (I&PPP) Department at the BPE, Mallam Sanusi Sule who represented the BPE’s Director General, pledged the Bureau’s cooperation to synergise with the BPSR in its activities.
Sule said BPE in its about 30 years of existence, had privatised over 130 enterprises through its various privatisation processes; and carried out reforms in the various sectors which were yielding positive results.
He, however, noted that despite the tremendous success recorded by the Bureau to reform the various sectors, “we are only noted for those that are not doing well” and urged for the disclosure of more information to the public to change the wrong perception.
Amina Tukur Othman
Head, Public Communications
October 11, 2019.