The Federal Government has vowed to provide an enabling environment for competitive performance in the Civil Service.

The Honourable Minister of State, Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, SAN, stated this at the Ministerial Service Award for Labour sector in commemoration of Nigeria Public Service.

Keyamo said that with the performance management process put in place by the Head of Civil Service of the Federation to institutionalise performance management across Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDA), it would no longer be business as usual for unproductive civil servants, adding that sanction would also be put in place for incompetence.

He congratulated the recipients of the Ministerial Service Award noting that their courage, bravery and excellent performance earned them recommendation for the award.

The minister also encouraged staff of the ministry to discharge their duties with utmost dedication.

Earlier, the Permanent Secretary, Ms Kachollom S. Daju, mni, stated that the importance of the performance management cannot be over-emphasized as it would improve organizational performance, employee retention and loyalty.

She also said that “recognition of hard work and performance is all about giving positive feedback based on results. An award a bonus, a promotion, etc are means to demonstrate appreciation of contributions to achieving goals.”

Daju congratulated the staff who earned this year’s Ministerial Service Award and hoped that the award programme would ignite the spirt of selfless service in the entire workforce of the Ministry.

Present at the Ministerial Service Award for Labour sector were Mrs Azoro, Gloria-Vera Chinyere, representative from Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF); Dr Kashim Akor, Director-General, National Productivity Centre (NPC); Dr. Michael Akabogu, Managing Director/CE, Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), among others.

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