By JOHN ONAH, Abuja
No fewer than 191 staff across all Secretariat, Departments and Agencies of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) have been honoured in the 4th edition of FCT staff award and recognition for their outstanding performance.
At the occasion, the Administration pledged its commitment to improve the welfare and living standard of the FCT Staff and the entire people of the FCT in line with the Renewed Hope Agenda of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Speaking at the ceremony on Friday, the FCT Minister of State, Dr. Mariya Mahmoud, said the award was in line with one of the Federal Civil Service strategy and implementation plans which focuses on the general well-being of civil servants.
The minister who was represented by her Senior Special Assistant on Administration and Strategy, Dr. Abdullihi Isah Kauramata, stressed that in every workplace, the heartbeat of success lies in the commitment and hard work of its employees.
The minister further said, “as we confer these awards, let us not only applaud the recipients but also reflect on the qualities that have set them apart – a tireless work ethic, innovative thinking, and a genuine passion for their roles.
“These qualities not only benefit the individuals, but also inspire and elevate those around them.
“In recognizing excellence, we strengthen the foundation of our Administration. It is a testament to the high standards we set and the aspirations we collectively hold”.
While commending the awardees, on the well-deserved recognition, she however, tasked the entire staff to foster a culture of support and encouragement, where each member feels empowered to reach their full potential.
In his remarks, the FCTA Permanent Secretary, Mr. Olusade Adesola, noted that in the past three years, management staff have made modest contributions to the administration of the FCT on staff development.
Adesola assured that in no long a time, the Abuja Rali Mass Transit, known as the Abuja Metro, would return to operation aimed at impacting the cost of transportation on income of Staff for those on the serviced routes.
” “Furthermore, arrangement is at top gear to return the AUMTCO to expanded scale of operations.
“Plan is also underway to deploy last mile vehicles to help check the challenges of commuting in places where the Mass Transit buses cannot go and thus provide alternative means of transportation to check the menace of the “One Chance” vehicular crime,” he added.
He, however, commended the FCT Minister and Minister of State, for keying into the staff reward scheme, stressing that since the inception of the merit award, the FCTA civil service has witnessed very significant positive developments.
The highpoint of the event was the surprised corporate gift items presented to the outgoing permanent secretary for his contributions during his tour of duty.