A total of 23 civil servants conferred with Sokoto State Merit Award for their hard work and dedication to duty have been given automatic promotion.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal announced the automatic promotion during the award ceremony in Sokoto on Tuesday.
The governor also announced donation of houses, cash, plots of land, motorcycles, tricycles and television sets to winners in different categories.
He assured that the state government will continue to reward diligent and hardworking civil servants in order to boost their morale.
“We reintroduced the State Merit Award to deserving, punctual and dedicated civil servants, in order to succeed in our desire of ensuring the best in service delivery.
“We will continue to reinvigorate and strengthen the capacity of the state civil servants to discharge their jobs without any hindrance,” he said.
Tambuwal added that the state government has places high priority on training and retraining of its personnel to enhance their performance for more effective and efficient service delivery.
He said that the government will maintain it’s emphasis on training the state civil servants on the rudiments of information technology, for them to be abreast with modern developments in the service.
In his speech, the state Head of Service, Alhaji Buhari Kware said the 23 award recipients comprise 12 senior officers and 11 junior staff.
He thanked the governor for sustaining harmonious relationship with workers in the state and rewarding diligent and hard working staff members.
Nigeria News Agency reports that some of the award beneficiaries include Zulaihat Bara’u, most disciplined civil servant; Malami Sifawa, most dedicated civil servant; Mamman Arkilla, most punctual civil servant.
Edited by Joseph Edeh/Maharazu Ahmed