The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mr. Aliyu Ahmed has decried the lackadaisical attitude of staff on punctuality and commitment to duties.
This is just as he noted, that “only a change of this unwholesome attitude among staff would enable the Ministry to deliver on her mandate and uplift our citizens out of poverty”.
The Permanent Secretary made this known on Wednesday when he received an Award of Excellence by the Department of Reform Coordination, Service Improvement and Innovation of the Ministry at the unveiling of COVID-19 Consciousness Information, Communication and Education Signage Week.
He admonished the staff of the Ministry to inculcate the habit of punctuality, commitment and dedication as a way of galvanizing the human resources necessary for national development.
He also urged them not to let their guard down as the nation continues her fight against the COVID—19 pandemic
Earlier, the Director, Department of Reform Coordination, Service Improvement and Innovation, Mrs. Nko Esuabana, stated that the Permanent Secretary was being recognized by the Department for his commitment and exemplary leadership in the Ministry, which has been a source of inspiration for the Management of the Ministry.
Mrs. Esuabana declared that three other staff from various departments of the Ministry were also being recognized and rewarded as Champions of Punctuality for their exemplary quality of reporting early at work.
Furthermore, speaking on the value of the event, the Permanent Secretary called on staff and indeed, all Nigerians not to let down their guards on COVID-19, since the pandemic remained active, worldwide, reminding the staff of the need to be conscious of the pandemic, stating that preventive measures remained very critical in the management of the pandemic.