The Ministry of Transportation has honored and recognized a few employees for their outstanding work, moral character, devotion to their jobs, and integrity.
The prizes were given out on Tuesday during the Town Hall meeting for workers in honor of the 2022 Civil Service Day Celebration, which was hosted by the Minister of Transportation, Mr. Mu’azu Sambo.
Sambo asked the other staff members to adopt a line and work on their performance when giving out the awards.
The purpose of today’s event is to honor and recognize these officers who have excelled in their performance of their duties by showing commitment, perseverance, diligence, and leadership qualities.
This would also inspire and push other employees to put in more effort and enhance their job to win the honors in the future, he claimed.
Sambo claims that the Performance Management System (PMS), a new framework for gauging civil servant performance, will be applied going forward to the procedure for choosing award winners.
It’s also vital to keep in mind that the recently implemented Performance Management System will soon be completely operational and serve as the criterion for future award selections.
“At the end of the year, a new system will be implemented in place of the APER form.
The system is made to display your performance; it is now up to you to look for methods to contribute better.
Sambo claims that despite having few resources, the ministry has given priority to creating a positive work environment for its employees.
“We have made sure that staff members receive training and retraining, have access to necessary resources, and are encouraged to raise efficiency and improve service delivery.
“I want to use this medium to generate attitudinal change in fulfillment of the objectives of FCSSIP – 2021 – 2025 and to encourage personnel to be solution providers.”
The minister pledged to approve employee welfare packages in response to requests from staff members, stating that doing so was essential for achieving peak performance.
However, he urged the team to perform well and demonstrate devotion to the task at hand.
As for palliatives, the permanent secretary and I have talked about it and will take action.
I vehemently oppose that, and this is the eighth month of the year with nothing,” Sambo stated.
While thanking the winners, the ministry’s permanent secretary, Dr. Magdalene Ajani, emphasized the importance of members taking the PMS and enterprise content management seriously.
“We have already begun working on the PMS, and by December 31st, a PMS report from every employee will be sent to the office of the Head of Service, where it will be incorporated into your information for 2023.
Remember that there are consequences for not performing as well as rewards, Ajani said.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Mrs. Anastasia Ogbonna, Mr. Yahaya Adesina, and Mr. Desmond Adyo, who are all part of the ministry’s media unit, were among the 20 employees recognized.