By Ekwi Ajide (ABS News)
Five Anambra State public servants are among the Presidential awardees and recipients of the 2020 Federal Government of Nigeria Public Sector Leadership and Productivity Award.
The award ceremony which took place on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at the Nigeria Army Resource Centre, Abuja was the highlight of the 2-day Nigeria Leadership & Productivity Summit, organised by the National Productivity Centre, Federal Ministry of Labour & Employment. The awardees are;
(1) Chief Uche Nworah Ph.D (MD/CEO, Anambra Broadcasting Service)
(2) Mr Adebayo Ojeyinka (Director, Public Service Office, Office of the Head of Service)
(3) Mrs Carol Njaka (Permanent Secretary, Bureau of Establishments, Pension & Management Services, Office of the Head of Service)
(4) Mrs Stephnie Keri-Uzo (Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture)
(5) Mrs Ngozi Onuorah (Executive Secretary, Post-Primary Schools Service Commission)
(6) Ozo Uchenna Ezeani (Director, Procurement, Planning, Research & Statistics, Anambra State Universal Basic Education Board, ASUBEB)
(7) Pharmacist Dr. Emman Ude Akpeh (Permanent Secretary, Office of the Secretary to the State Government)
In his address, the Director General of National Productivity Centre, Dr. Kashim Akor who represented the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Nwabueze Ngige said the award is to recognize and celebrate individuals and organisations in the Nigerian public sector who have played exceptional roles in total factor productivity through breaking new grounds in development, implementation and institutionalisation of forward-looking policy directions, project delivery and process improvement in several areas including digital economy, diaspora relations, governance among other achievements.
Speaking, one of the awardees, Dr. Uche Nworah, the MD/CEO of Anambra Broadcasting Service dedicated the award to the hardworking staff of the organisation and thanked Governor Willie Obiano for all his support and encouragement to the Board, management and staff of the ABS.
Also, Mr Bayo Ojeyinka, who spoke on behalf of all the Anambra state awardees thanked Governor Obiano for being worker friendly, and pledged that the recognition by the federal government will spur the recipients to do more in the discharge of their various functions to Ndi Anambra. Concluding, he also thanked Barrister Harry Uduh, Anambra state Head of Service for his inspiring leadership saying that a lot of positive things have happened in Anambra state public service under his leadership.