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"Action is already being taken to address some challenges that will ultimately improve staff welfare and performance." Akinlade tells staffers.

Staff of the Ministry of Interior have been assured that their welfare will always remain the priority of the management.

Making this assurance is Dr. Oluwatoyin Akinlade, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Interior.

Dr. Akinlade, in a statement issued and signed by Afonja Fatai Ajibola Deputy Director, Press and Public Relations Department of the Ministry, stated that "action is already being taken to address some challenges that will ultimately improve staff welfare and performance."

She gave this assurance while declaring open activities marking the 2023 Civil Service Week in Abuja yesterday.

L-R, The Permanent Secretary, Min of Interior, Dr Oluwatoyin Akinlade with Mrs Ladipo Oluseyi Janet of the Planning and Research Department, an Award winner at the Civil service Commemoration held on Tuesday, 25th, July,2023.

"Let me use this opportunity to assure all staff that I have been briefed both by management staff and the Union Executives and I have also seen for myself, having gone round the Ministry, the challenges confronting us in the area of work environment, facilities, alignment of offices and capacity development."

The Permanent Secretary,Min of Interior, Dr Oluwatoyin Akinlade flanked on the right by Director of Human Resources Department, Mr Peter Onoja in a group photograph with the ten Award winners during the 2023 Civil Service Commemoration in Abuja.

The Permanent Secretary declared that action has commenced to address some of the very pressing challenges, such as in transportation, through rehabilitation of staff buses to ease the present spike in transportation fares. 

Dr. Akinlade further promised to improve staff work environment, improve health facilities, provide  additional staff buses and more importantly, upgrade staff needed capacity to fit into new government reform policy of automation of the work process.

She explained that the Civil Service Week is marked to appreciate and celebrate civil servants and equally draw attention to key issues that impact on their wellbeing as well as profer solutions for their better service delivery.

Dr. Akinlade further informed members that the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr. Yemi- Esan has approved a full package of week-long activities for the year, which includes Juma'at and Church services, keep- fit/aerobics, interactive session of the Head of Service of the Federation with civil servants geared towards improved service delivery and our national economic development.

Earlier, the Director Human Resources Mr. Peter Onoja commended the Permanent Secretary for being a good administrator and a caring mother.

He explained that, the Civil Service Week Celebration is to recognize hard work and diligence in service delivery.

He expressed his happiness that the management of the Ministry of Interior found ten of the staff worthy of this year's 2023 Civil Service Award after due diligence; made up of nine men and a woman, across the Departments. 

All Directors, top management staff of the Ministry and a host of well wishers attended the colourful event.

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