Rewards And Recognition, Ingredients To Service Motivation – AGF

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BY GLORIA USMAN, ABUJA – The Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF), Ahmed Idris, has

Noted that the institutionalisation of the rewards and recognition system in the Treasury House will establish a well-motivated, disciplined, skilled and accountable officers that would lead to improved staff morale, efficient service delivery, improved productivity and ultimately good governance.

Idris, who stated this while honouring some members of staffs of his office that demonstrated strong commitment and dedication to their duties and responsibilities, said that the reward was inspired to encourage members of staff that have exhibited high sense of discipline and conducts.

He therefore challenged all staff of the Treasury House to take full leverage of the novel opportunity geared towards the attainment of visions and missions of the OAGF and entrench the goals of good governance of his administration.

In her remarks at the occasion, the Minister of Finance, Hajiya Zainab Ahmed said that the award was the best incentive and motivational tools of appreciation of staff that have distinguished themselves in the discharge of their duties.

The Minister, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary in her ministry, Dr. Mohammed Isa-Dutse further told the recipients that the awards is a clarion call to do more and be the best.

According to Hajiya Ahmed; “The Treasury has been highly recognised by the President in terms of efficiency, effectiveness and economy in the management of the nation’s resources in line with the cardinal agenda of the President.”

Speaking in turn, the National Coordinator of SERVICOM, Mrs. Nnenna Akajemeli said the Service Charter is a strategic document that communicates promises and commitments of services provided by an organisation to its customers.

She added that it is a tool for operational and performance enhancement of MDAs enshrined in the trust between service providers and service takers, adding that there are two Charters namely ‘Integrated Charter of Office of the Accountant General’ and ‘the Local Charter’ which indicates commitment at the higher level and also guides service provision.

The Nodal Officer of SERVICOM in the Office of the OAGF, Dr. Irene Erima Ijoma noted that the implementation of the Reward and Recognition System in the Treasury House is expected to improve productivity as well as attract, nurture, develop and retain the best staff in the Treasury House.

According to her; “Today, there are nine directors and 28 other awardees for the year 2018 including the Accountant-General of the Federation Ahmed Idris, who has shown excellent leadership and exhibited transparency, commitment and high probity in the management of the nation’s treasury.

“The criteria used for qualification was based on the outline of the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation for ‘Permanent Secretary Exemplary Award PSR 150105.”

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