Unproductive civil servants to be sanctioned

Unproductive civil servants to be sanctioned
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Civil officers rewarded with cash prizes and awards for productive performances.

Numerous reports over the years have indicated the complacent state and ineffectiveness of many civil servants. Due to lack in proper supervision, the capacity of the civil service has been ravaged by incompetency, laziness, unprofessionalism and ineffectiveness against the growing expectations of the general public. However, the Federal Government, in a bid to reform the civil service, have vowed to duly dust off unproductive civil servants with sanctions for incompetency. Festus Kayemo, the Minister of State, Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment made this known during the 2022 Ministerial Service Awards for Labour Sector which took place in Abuja.

These awards were put together to mark the 2022 Africa Day for Civil Service, as well as recognizing the outstanding performances of both the Ministry staffers and the agencies under its supervision. Kayemo noted that the idea of the Ministries recognizing the outstanding performances of civil officers who have continually worked tirelessly to ensure the achievements of their mandate during the year was a heart rendering one. He stated that it was an opportunity to inform the general public of the importance of encouraging enhanced productive performances and thus, this platform was an avenue for celebrating excellence in civil service delivery.

Performance management process to help sanction incompetent civil servants.

He further stated that the Performance Management Process put in place will be useful in recognizing unproductive civil servants, who will then be sanctioned for their incompetence. The Ministry will in turn, make provisions for enabling an ambience for performance competitiveness to ensure quality services being rendered. Kayemo thereby encouraged civil servants to put in their best efforts towards discharging their tasks. On recognizing the officers who put in their best efforts towards improving the services of the civil servants, he admitted that although numerous staffs had been working under unfavorable and challenging circumstances, these staffs showed zeal and passion in the accomplishment of their tasks.

Kayemo also lauded the courage and bravery displayed by the officers, noting that these qualities recommended them for the conferred awards. The Minister said that the different awarded categories were from the various departments and agencies in the Ministry which ranged through the different grade levels. Also, the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Ms. Kachallom Daju also asserted that this platform was implemented to ensure due compensations for civil officers for the recognition of their contributions to the service.

Proper management to enhance organizational performances & productivity.

Daju emphasized the importance of Performance Management, noting that it overtly enhances organizational performances, employee retention, loyalty and employee productivity. She thus added that this helps in overcoming the communication barriers, cost advantages and clear accountability. She explained that the issue resolved by this performance management will immensely help in bridging the gap in communication between the staff members and management, as well as reducing the conflicts generated with the Labour Union, saving time and also ensuring performance efficiency and consistency.

The Permanent Secretary further asserted that whilst performances are about positive feedback on the basis of results, the award was indeed a measure of recognition of hard work and performances. She also asserted that the Ministry was genuinely careful in the selection of the awarded officers through a credible process with inputs from all agencies and departments for coming up with the list of officers that were awarded. She also added that the agencies under the supervision of the Ministry created an award committee to further enhance the process for selection of the awardees.

The Ministry applauded for recognizing the productivity of civil officers.

Dr. Michael Akabogu, the Managing Director of Nigeria’s Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), in his remark, also applauded the Ministry for recognizing the efforts and productivity of the civil officers to the core values of the service. Mrs. Martina Nwodu, the Director of Special Projects, representing the group of awardees, also commended the Ministry. She asserted that their award recognition was an indicative motivation for the officers to continually strive to be the best in the execution of their duties.


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Ask Nigeria
Ask Nigeria
21 days ago

Unproductive civil servants to be sanctioned – Civil officers rewarded with cash prizes and awards for productive performances. – Express your point of view.

SarahDiv
SarahDiv
19 days ago

Yes, I am in support that unproductive civil servants should be sanction and every productive civil servants should be rewarded. In this way those who are hard working amongst them will be encouraged.

Ultra0711
Ultra0711
20 days ago

Incompetence has decimated the civil service’s capacity since there hasn’t been any control, and the government needs to solve this issue.

Adeolastan
Adeolastan
20 days ago

This type of gesture need to continue so as to boost the civil servant moral at list it will encourage them to do their work deligently.

Kazeem1
Kazeem1
20 days ago

The officers’ recognition as recipients of the I award served as a significant incentive for them to maintain an unyielding commitment to excelling in the performance of their responsibilities.

Chibuzor
Chibuzor
20 days ago

In return, the Ministry will take the necessary steps to enable an environment conducive to performance competition in order to guarantee that excellent services are provided.

Bola12
Bola12
20 days ago

Approximately 60% of the civil servants are lazy and unproductive, I’m glad the government are taking time to appreciate those that are making impacts

Adesanyaj72
Adesanyaj72
20 days ago

We need to publicly thank the public officials who go above and beyond the call of duty to serve the public and reward them nicely

Tolaniiii
Tolaniiii
20 days ago

Giving awards and prizes to active and productive workers will we’ve as a means to encourage the lacy ones to sit up and get things right.

Christiana
Christiana
20 days ago

It’s no new news that most civil servants are unproductive workers, they go to work to sleep and chit chat all day long, the government needs to take action against this

Taiwoo
Taiwoo
20 days ago

It was a heartwarming idea for the Ministries to recognise the great work of civil servants who worked hard all year to make sure they did what they were supposed to do.

Hassan Isa
Hassan Isa
20 days ago

This forum served as a place for honouring outstanding performance in the delivery of government services and educating the public on the significance of doing so.

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Godsewill Ifeanyi
20 days ago

In addition to serving as a way to commemorate the observance of Africa Day for Civil Service in 2022, the remarkable achievements of Ministry staff members and the agencies that fall under the Ministry’s jurisdiction were taken into consideration when awarding these prizes.

Abusi
Abusi
20 days ago

In an establishment it is important both excellence and mediocrity is rewarded. Anyone that does very well in the civil service deserve to be appreciated. The one that doesn’t deserves to be punished. In that way we can build a credible and efficient civil service.

Iyanu12345ogg
Iyanu12345ogg
20 days ago

It will be better to sanction underperforming and unproductive civil servants and reward the performing ones. it will help to motivate others to work hard.

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Nwachukwu Kingsley
20 days ago

The ability of the civil service has been devastated by incompetence because there has been a lack of effective oversight, and this is something that the government needs to address.

Tonerol10
Tonerol10
20 days ago

Most of this civil servant are most the lazy workers in this country. They are not serious at all. They can go to work anytime the feel like. Sometimes they don’t even go to work since nobody is monitoring their work.

Haykaylyon26
Haykaylyon26
20 days ago

The civil servant are lazy not taking their work serious but the this performance management it will help to motivate every one to be more hard working

theApr
theApr
21 days ago

It has been a general notion that a number if civil servants are irresponsible, and their offices are hubs of corruption. Buh with this performance management approach, there should be a significant positive difference.

Remi1
Remi1
21 days ago

Performance Management overtly enhances organizational performances, employee retention, loyalty and employee productivity. Rewarding the competency and sanctioning the incompetent would help make everyone sit tight

jdpumping
jdpumping
21 days ago

Most of our civil servants response to work is very lazy,they have lackadaisical attitudes to work they come to office late,go back home early because they see government work

DimOla
DimOla
21 days ago

So many civil servants don’t do almost anything at work. Some will only come to work just ones or twice to sign and collect salary. It will be better to sanction unproductive civil servants and reward the performaming ones.