Agric ministry honours staff for outstanding performances

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The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development ( FMARD), has recognised and honoured 55 members of its staff for their outstanding performances in various fields of implementing policies and programmes of the Ministry.

According to a statement issued by Mr Mohammed Gana, Information Officer I, of the ministry in Abuja, said that this is in line with the Federal Civil Services Strategic Implementation Plan (FCSSIP’25).

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Mohammad Abubakar, said that, “The FCSSIP’25 was built on levels of Capacity Building, and Talent Management.

“The FCSSIP’25 was also built on Performance Management, Innovation, Digitalisation as well as enhanced Value Proposition for Public Servants.”

He said that the Present Administration is desirous of delivering vibrant and robust Government Policies to reposition and motivate public servants as well as ensure effective and efficient service delivery to Nigerians.

The award ceremony was special not only to reward excellence but also to galvanize all the staff towards high productivity.

Abubakar said, that it was geared towards achieving the Diversification Policy of President Muhammadu Buhari in the Agricultural sector.

“The agricultural sector is expected to make significant contributions to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the non-oil sector.”

He said this could not be achieved without the contributions of selfless, committed, innovative and disciplined public servants who have the statutory responsibility of formulation and implementation of the ministry’s policies and programmes.

Abubakar said the ministry, in its bid to reposition the agricultural sector, had developed the Green Alternative through the Agriculture Promotion Policy.

The Green Alternative was to ensure wealth creation, poverty reduction, employment generation for the teeming youths and women to boost the national GDP.

He reaffirmed that the ministry is committed to capacity development and has consciously allocated time and resources to training through regular in-house workshops and external sessions.

Speaking, the Director, Human Resource Management, Mrs Oluwatoyin Alade, urged staff not to rest on their oars, saying with the introduction of the New Performance Management System, the process would be more completive.

Alade also appealed to staff to sustain the tempo to enhance the score card of the Ministry.

The awardees of the ministerial award include, Dr Yakubu Adam, Director, Procurement, Mr Frank Kudla, Director, Extension Services, Dr Imeh Umoh, Director, Fisheries and Aquaculture, and Mr Ezeaja Ikemefuna, Assistant Director, Information, among others.

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