10 Civil Servants Bag Presidential Award, SUV for Overall Winner
The Federal Government through the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF), has conferred the Presidential Merit Award on ten civil servants for uncommon performance, commitment and dedication to duty. The award was conferred on the recipients on Thursday, 23rd June, 2022 at the 2022 Civil Service Day Celebration, in Abuja.
The Award Ceremony is in tandem with the Rewards and Recognition System (R&RS) institutionalised in the Federal Civil Service, to recognize significant and outstanding value-added contributions of staff, while discharging their duties in spite of various constraints, create “role models,” promote positive behaviours that support the attainment of the goals and objectives of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), improve staff productivity, as well, as quality of work.
President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, delivered a Keynote Address and performed the presentation, was represented at the event by the Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Mallam Mohammad Bello Musa.
According to the President, the uncommon actions displayed by some of the awardees is a demonstration of the culture change being championed by his Administration’s in line with its anti-corruption crusade. He also noted that his administration is working assiduously towards improving the value preposition of the Service by setting up a Presidential Committee on Salary Harmonization in order to properly renumerate them.
He also launched the Federal Civil Service Strategy and Implementation Plan 2021-2025, approved by the Federal Executive Council in December, 2021 and a culture change video, heralding a new value re-orientation.
The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr. Folasade Yemi- Esan in her address, stated that the awards were predicated on unusual patriotic commitment to the Service. She disclosed that the awards are anchored on productivity, integrity, efficiency, service delivery, commitment and dedication to scheduled and adhoc duties and responsibilities.
The event which attracted former Heads of Service of the Federation, Retired and Serving Permanent Secretaries, development partners and other relevant stakeholders.
Speaking on the history of the awards, the Head of Service informed the gathering that each MDA conducted its own merit award ceremonies, where 3 staff were chosen and rewarded after due diligence. Amongst the three winners from each MDA, one most outstanding staff was thereafter forwarded to the Office of the Head of Service, making a total of 41. Furthermore, the Performance Management System Department, in the OHCSF further conducted another rigorous selection process, where 10 best emerged.
Certificate of Award, Plaque and Five Hundred Thousand Naira (#500,000.00) were presented to each of the ten (10) outstanding recipients of the Presidential Public Service Merit Award.
Mr Sunday Olusegun Fanoiki, a Chief Executive Officer on salary grade level 14 with the Ministry of Police Affairs, emerged as the winner of a brand-new GAC SUV donated by a consortium of nine Nigerian Insurance Companies, after a transparent raffle draw for the 10 outstanding winners at the venue of the event.
Dr. Yemi – Esan, thanked the award recipients for standing out from amongst their colleagues through exceptional performance and exemplary leadership. The presentations were performed by Mr. President, Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Chairman, Federal Civil Service Commission, Former Heads of Service, Permanent Secretary, Ecological Project Office – OSGF, Corp Marshall, FRSC, Chairman, Aig-Imuokhuede Foundation, President, Nigerian Council of Registered Insurance Brokers and CEO, Quicklink Insurance Brokers and Representative of Globacom Plc.
M. A. Ahmed,
Deputy Director, Communications.
24th June, 2022.
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