Federal Capital Territory Administration has rolled out laurels for outstanding frontline workers and other critical stakeholders who have demonstrated uncommon passion and acts of exemplary conduct in the course of service to humanity during the peak of Covid-19 pandemic.
Special Adviser to FCT Minister, Austine Elemue said this in a statement obtained by TOS News.
FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani who spoke at the maiden edition of the FCTA staff recognition award of the year 2020, noted that the Administration was eager to ensuring staff contribution are recognized and acknowledged through the annual reward system.
While she commended the award winners for their enormous roles played during the lockdown, she reminded staff of the Administration that the purpose of the award ceremony was to improve staff loyalty and motivation to duty, adding that it was meant to provide guidelines to recognise unique, value-added and performance objectives in order to align staff with core values of the FCTA.
“This ceremony also underscore a clear intent to continue to pilot the reform initiatives of the Federal Government such as institutionalising the award for outstanding performance. I am convinced, as you all are, that society is in indeed dynamic and we shall be required to do new things in new ways in our search for genuine solution the problems we seek to confront,” she said.
Earlier, the FCTA Permanent Secretary, Mr. Olusade Adesola, noted that the public service rule acknowledges the need to accord recognition to services rendered, adding that the Administration has put in place and would implement reforms designed to move the FCT civil service to a greater heights.
He added that as part of effort to enable staffs to attain their career progress, the Administration had since September 2020 conducted promotion exercises for 2019 and 2020 fiscal year resulting in the promotion of about 12,235 staffs on the grade 4-16.
The award ceremony was held at African Hall at the International Conference Centre, Abuja. At the event, Director General of FCT FEMA , Abbas Idriss received Exemplary Leadership Award and the Agency FEMA received the most Customer Friendly Award.