Reward For Hard Work Is More Work-Fashola
The Hon. Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola has said that the reward for hard work is to be given more work to enhance productivity and service delivery.
He stated this at the 2018 Recognition and Reward Ceremony organised for staff of Federal Ministry of Power Works and Housing on Tuesday 19th November 2019 at Idiris A Abudulkadir Auditorium, National Universities Commission, Abuja.
Fashola explained that the essence of the award was to inspire the awardees to work harder, bring about healthy competition and in turn increases productivity.
The Minister noted that the 100 million jobs to be created by the President Buhari’s led Administration was not for the government alone but a call to duty by all Nigerians. “He said, ‘’Those people whom you will never meet but who by act of fate pass through a place you help to build may earn their living from there. This implies that whatever you are doing, do it well to favour others. Own the environment, own the space and do the best you can”
Fashola further directed that in subsequent award ceremonies, Team Award (completed projects) should be added among recipients.
He congratulated the award recipients and encouraged other staff to emulate them to join hands together to move the nation forward.
During his opening remarks, the Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Woks and Housing, ably represented by the Acting, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Power, Ahmed Abdul noted that recognition/award is an important tool embedded in the Public Service Rule to motivate and reward excellent performance of staff in ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs)
He reiterated that the cardinal objectives of the event were to motivate staff of the ministry towards achieving greater performance/productivity, influence personal commitment and proper conduct.
The representative of the Chairman Federal Civil Service Commission and the Commissioner for Osun and Oyo State, Engr. Fatai Adebayo Olapade stated that the reward for diligence and hard work was clearly stated in Chapter 15 of the Public Service Rule. He said it was given to staff to motivate them to put in their best based on merit and fairness.
The categories of award given were, Most Outstanding Director of the Year, Best Performing Senior Staff Award, and Most Hardworking Junior Staff Award. In all a total of 47 officers from Power, Works, & Housing Sectors were awarded. The award was for 2018 and the three ministries were together then. The recipients were given plaques cash and other items such as grinding machines and refrigerators.
Responding on behalf of his fellow awardees, the Director Highways Planning and Development Engr. Chukwubuikem Uzor who bagged the award as the most outstanding director of the year 2018 in the Ministry thanked the Minister, Permanent Secretary for initiating the idea of recognition and award for deserving staff of the Ministry.
He further praised them for their support and thorough guidance which had made the staff of the Ministry better in discharge of their duties.
FASHOLA ALIYU OBASEKI OLU OF WARRI OTHERS AT THE PUBLIC PRESENTATION OF A BOOK TITLED NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND HUMAN SECURITY ESSAY AND MATERIALS IN HONOUR OF A DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS BABATUNDE FASHOLA SAN AT THE UNIVERSITY OF BENIN BENIN CITY EDO STATE
Hon Minister of Works Housing Mr Babatunde Fashola SAN 2nd left Minister of State in the Ministry Engr Abubakar Aliyu right representative of the Special Guest of Honour and Governor of Edo State Commissioner of Infrastructure Engr Amiolemen Abraham Osahon 2nd right and the Olu of Warri Godfrey Emiko left during the public presentation of a book titled National Development and Human Security Essays and Materials in Honour of a Distinguished Alumnus Babatunde Raji Fashola SAN at the Akin Deko Main Auditorium University of Benin Benin City Edo State on Thursday 14th November 2019
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Guest Speaker Hon Minister of Works Housing Mr Babatunde Fashola SAN middle being presented a plaque by Chairman Island Club Mr Philip Kola Abumere left and past Chairman Arc Anthony Soetan shortly after the Island Club 76th Anniversary Lecture with the theme Restructuring Lessons from Brexit delivered by the Hon Minister at the Peacock Hall Island Club Onikan Lagos on Friday 15th November 2019