Written by Sarah NEGEDU

3 FCTA staff bag civil service merit award

At least, three directors of the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, were honoured with the prestigious Presidential Civil Service Merit Award for their excellent track record in the Civil Service.

The awards were presented at a dinner and award ceremony to mark the end of the 2019 civil service week at the State House Conference Centre in Abuja.

Presenting the Award the Acting Head of Service of the Federation, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, explained that the recognition was in line with President Muhammadu Buhari administration’s vision and policy of recognizing hard work and integrity as well as improving service welfare.

According to her, “It is expected that this will spur other officers to exhibit similar virtues of the recipients and be more dedicated. Therefore, I wish to extend the appreciation of the entire civil service to Mr. President for being so gracious in hosting this event,” she said.

She also restated the commitment and loyalty of the civil service to the mandate handed down by President Muhammadu Buhari administration to deliver on all its priority areas for the enhanced development of the country.

“This, we will achieve through Your Excellency’s continued support and the eight priority areas in the 2017–2020 Federal Civil Service Strategy and Implementation Plan, FCSSIP, particularly in the area of Driving Innovation in the Service for development,” she added.

One of the recipients of the award, Mr. Isiyaku Ismaila, who is the Director of Treasury at the FCTA, pledged to put more efforts into the service to ensure its success.

Ismaila who was represented at the occasion by the Director, Capital Expenditure, FCT Treasury, Mr. Salawu Lawan, appreciated the Acting Head of Service for carefully selecting him for recognition.

Other recipients of the Presidential Merit Award, which is to recognise the directorate cadre officers, include the FCTA Director of Human Resources, Dr Lazarus Gaza, the Director in the Office of the Permanent Secretary, Mr. Udo Attang among others.

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