Connect with us

General news

Fashola rewards 50 productive, diligent staff



Fashola rewards 50 productive, diligent staff

 The Minister of Works and Housing (FMWH), Mr Babatunde Fashola,  on Tuesday rewarded 50 most outstanding members of staff of the ministry for productivity and diligence in service delivery.

Fashola gave the awards at the 2018 Recognition and Reward Ceremony for staff of the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing in Abuja.

“The award being the maiden edition included the members of staff from the ministry of power, because the selection of the awardees was carried out in 2018 before the separation of the ministries,’’ he said.

He said the award became necessary so as to encourage better productivity from the staff.

The minister said the ministry deemed it fit to reward members of staff who were outstanding in  doing their jobs.

“We should always look after our environment; let us own the environment and space we work in so as to improve it not only for ourselves, but for all Nigerians.

“There are so many people you will never meet, whose lives we must have affected through the work you do such as hospital or road you helped to build.

“So if we commit ourselves we will make them happier people,’’ he said.

The minister said that the success of any government depended on the input of civil servants.

He said if civil servants were committed to carrying out their duties diligently it would impact positively on productivity which evolves the economy.

Fashola added that civil and public servants were one per cent that decided what happens to the remaining 99 per cent of the large population.

The minister, therefore, advised that all civil servants should do all necessary things to ensure that injustice, inequality and poverty were eliminated from the country.

He, however, congratulated the awardees and admonished them to keep on the hard work, saying the reward called for more work.

Fashola also called on all civil servants to always dress well to their offices as such would project the office in a positive image.

The Chairman, Federal Civil Service Commission, Dr Bello Ingawa, said the award was in line with Civil Service Rules and should be sustained and emulated by other Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).

Represented by Mr Fatai Adebayo, Federal Commissioner, Oyo/Osun, Civil Service Commission, Ingawa noted that it was imperative to commend and motivate efficient and  effective  civil servants to encourage productivity.

Alhaji Mohammed Bukar, Permanent Secretary, FMWH, said that the aim was to motivate  deserving staff to encourage better service delivery.

Represented by Mr Ahmed Abdul, the Acting Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Power, Bukar commended the ministry for such initiative, saying that it would challenge other members of staff to sit up.

“It is my pleasure to be part of this rewarding exercise of some deserving staff of the ministry, whose performances have been assessed and indeed they were outstanding,’’ he said.

The awardees included one from the directorate cadre, 33 from the senior cadre and 16 from the junior cadre.

The awardees were given cash, plaques among other things.


Edited by Kabir Muhammad/Chukwudi Ekezie

Onuegbu Perpetua: is a graduate and a professionally trained journalist, with experience in national news reporting/editing and verification at the News Agency of Nigeria. NNN is a Nigerian online news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria, and across the world. Our journalists are honest, fair, accurate, thorough and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting news in the best interest of the public, because truth is the cornerstone of journalism and they strive diligently to ascertain the truth in every news report. Contact: editor[at]

Ekiti court dissolves 11-year-old marriage on grounds of threats to life, others Enugu state community laments lack of government presence Lagos, stakeholders seek sustained implementation of breastfeeding policy Gender activist advocates enforcement of policies protecting girls, women’s rights Draft document on protecting telecoms infrastructure awaits presidential assent — Pantami Gov. Oyetola inaugurates committee against gender violence Group seeks meritocracy for appointment of UI VC C’River water board dismisses 6 for non performance Taraba govt. sensitises citizens on exclusive breastfeeding INEC to clear materials for previous elections Australia opens first face mask testing facility Delta Govt to invoke laws against illegal structures COVID-19: WHO sends 40 health experts to South Africa Edo 2020: COVID-19 pandemic may disenfranchise voters — INEC WHO says Global COVID-19 death toll surpasses 700,000 UAE not restricting visa issuance to Nigerian visitors – Embassy CSOs call for end to GBV, enactment of law to protect househelps Osun NUJ Correspondents’ Chapel gets new chairman 517 Arizona prison inmates test positive for COVID-19 More than 60 evacuated due to possible glacier collapse in Italy LASEMA, stakeholders constitute committee on gas cylinder safety in Lagos German, Russian top diplomats to meet in Moscow Buratai calls for scientific, practical approach in management issues May & Baker records N438.9m profit after tax in 6 months Rwanda uses robots to protect doctors working with COVID-19 Patients – Minister NEMA says 14 LG in C’River prone to flooding Oyo Assembly to screen commissioner-nominee, Idowu-Oyeleke, Aug. 11 Unlatched containers: FRSC relaunches Operation Scorpion II in Lagos, Ogun We will resist attempt to illegally take over Edo Assembly, says Obaseki Oyo teaching applicants to write CBT test Norway tests cruise vessel crew and passengers for COVID-19 Police arraign 18-year-old over alleged armed robbery in Benue 9 Turkish lawmakers test positive for COVID-19 – Speaker Group advocates free education to reduce early marriage Sri Lanka’s ruling party takes early lead in parliamentary elections Man in court for allegedly stealing goods worth N11.2m Israel to begin tests of COVID-19 vaccine in October – official Parents raise concern about payment of 3rd term fee for virtual learning Marry truthful single mothers than pretentious single ladies, Nollywood actress urges men EU-Vietnam trade deal may help rescue European, Asian economies – Leaders Forum canvasses support for Okonjo-Iweala over nomination as WTO’s D-G COVID-19: Mozambique announces another 30 days of state of emergency 2 men in court over alleged destruction of customer’s phone screen Experts urge families, stakeholders to support breastfeeding mothers 2 pilots killed in plane crash in Egypt’s Gouna Airport COVID-19: Gombe Govt. to spend N2b on youth, women empowerment 2 men in court over alleged public nuisance charge Lithuanian schools to reopen normally NEMA warns Niger communities of impending floods Vatican rejects deviations from approved baptismal wording