…as FCDA Honours 184 staff
By Joyce Remi-Babayeju
The Federal Capital Territory Administration, ( FCTA) said the ‘ Abuja Project as enshrined in the Master plan is the national responsibility for all citizens who must be committed to it.
FCDA said that commitment is key to the actualization of the dream to make Abuja a capital city that will compete favorably with other megacities of the world.
FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello made this known that the 2023 FCTA Staff Recognition Awards ceremony in Abuja yesterday, when 184 staffers were honored with various awards.
Bello urged FCT workers to be more dedicated to their official responsibilities, as well as the task of making Abuja a secured home and hub for legitimate business for all citizens and others.
He noted that a secured and prosperous Capital City, is not just needed for the contemporary age, but the future generation.
He said, ” I wish to remind you that you are all invested in the Abuja Project, not just because you work within the Administration and make a living from it, but more importantly because you owe it to the future generation of Nigerians that will make the FCT their home.”
” Putting in your best at all times should therefore not be the exception, but the rule, and I am happy about the tremendous and quite visible improvement in service delivery within the FCTA work force.”
Speaking on the recognition of staff, FCTA Permanent Secretary, Olusade Adesola said the administration had been working to motivate workers, to enable them to give their best to the Abuja project.
He noted that the Staff Recognition and Award, would remain a veritable instrument, the administration will continue to use in stimulating workers’ interests and commitments towards a sustained excellent service delivery.
Adesola said, ” in 2021, a total of 77 Staff were given various awards. This grew to 123 in 2022 and in 2023 184 Staff and Corporate clients will be granted various awards and recognition in appreciation of their contributions. I am glad to note that a number of SDAs have equally keyed into this. In 2022/2023 I participated in similar programmes hosted by some SDAs. I encourage others to embrace the initiative.”
The Permanent Secretary also disclosed that since he came to FCT, he has ensured that workers have a conducive and safe environment for human capacity development.
He said, ” while in the saddle as Permanent Secretary in the Federal Capital Territory Administration in the past over two years, under the leadership of the Honourable Minister, we have worked to address both the Hygiene and Motivational factors of concern of Staff through the following efforts.”
“We have sustained the annual promotion exercise and do not currently have any backlog of promotions.”
“We have against all odds sustained the payment of salaries and allowances of staff in active service and those in retirement. We do not pay modulated salary, and our pensioners do not need to wait in vain for payments to them. ”
“Activation of the Annual Staff Recognition and Award and its sustenance.”
” It is the consensus that the human resources of an organization is its most valued assets. Irrespective of the level of automation of an organization, the machines, and equipment will be of limited value and utility without human contribution. Above all, the human resources is also required to manage the other human resources. Hence, to Human Resource managers, it is of utmost important that we effectively motivate the human resources, Adesola said.