The Bauchi State government on Monday, gave awards to 60 political office holders, civil servants as well as private organisations workers for meritorious services rendered to the state from 2019 to 2020.
Speaking during the award presentation tagged: ‘2019/2020 Bauchi State Productivity and Merit Award Day’, Gov. Bala Mohammed said the event was an annual occasion to honour those who distinguished themselves by performing their duties credibly.
The governor who was represented by his Deputy, Alh. Baba Tela, said the awards were not only to recognise those who had performed their duties meritoriously but to also ginger those who had not been performing.
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“Today’s occasion is an annual event being observed to honour those who have distinguished themselves by performing their duties credibly in the public and private sectors for the socioeconomic development of our dear state and the nation at large.
“This occasion is not only aimed at recognising those who performed their duties meritoriously but it’s also to ginger those who had not been performing to improve their productivity level.
“In a nutshell, it is a day set aside to encourage underperforming workers of institutions to improve their performances,” the governor said.
Mohammed explained that the state government’s desire to introduce several policies and programmes aimed at improving the state civil service was deliberate, to ensure effective service delivery for the its development in general.
He stressed that the decision of his administration to sanitise the state civil service was not meant to create hardship for the civil servants but to block leakages with the aim of making savings to serve the state better.
He congratulated the beneficiaries for their well deserved award and urged them to consider the award as a challenge for greater service to the state.
Speaking Earlier, Alh. Aliyu Jibo, the state’s Acting Head of Civil Service, appreciated the governor for his swift reaction to the circular from the Federal Government that civil servants with astounding performance should be awarded annually.
He urged the state government to ensure that the exercise be continued to boost productivity and expressed his commitment toward the welfare and well-being of all civil servants in the state.
Some of the items given to the beneficiaries apart from the award included, motorcycle, flat screen televisions, fridges among others.
Some of the beneficiaries were; Mr Mukhtar Gidado the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Media to the state governor, Mr Aliyu Tilde, Commissioner of Education, Alh. Adamu ManuSoro, Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Hajarat Gidado, Commissioner for Women Affairs and Alh. Bashir Ya’u, Deputy Chief of Staff, office of the Deputy governor among others.