The Permanent Secretary, State House, Abuja, Tijjani Umar, has said President Muhammadu Buhari would inaugurate new Presidential Wing of the State House Clinic in December.
Umar, who made this known at the State House SERVICOM Unit Awards 2021 in Abuja, revealed that work on the facility had already reached 75 per cent.
He said the multi-billion-naira medical facility would be one of the legacies the Buhari-led administration, adding “By the time the clinic is completed, we would have answered the question of ‘why don’t we have something befitting as a health facility?’
“By the grace of God, when the President is able to commission that facility in December, it will show the world that we now have a befitting health facility in the country for the President and every deserving person.”
On the SERVICOM Awards, the permanent secretary urged public servants to work hard at all times, even as he urged that subordinates at every workplace must be treated with respect, to motivate them to do more for their organisations.
While congratulating the award recipients, the permanent secretary urged those who missed out to work harder.
On her part, the National Coordinator, SERVICOM, Mrs Nnenna Akajemeli, said the award served as a way of rewarding and honouring excellence at government agencies.
“We are here to reward and honour those who have served outstandingly well. The awardees have gone through so much rigour and just few were chosen from a huge number.
“We in the SERVICOM unit are always part and parcel of driving improvement in the State House. Today we are giving awards to deserving Staff of the State House.”
The Nodal Officer in charge of SERVICOM in the State House, Mr Abia Onanawo, said 28 staff were recommended by a special committee for the 2021 awards but only eight made it to the final stage.
Responding on behalf of the recipients, Monday Owenegu, thanked the State House for finding them worthy and promised that the award would spur them to do more.
Other awardees were John Faith, Ama Francis, John Okorie, Sanusi Sani, Abimbola Fakuade, Abbas Haruna, and Mrs Felicia Ogbonna, who rose from the position of a cleaner to that of a confidential secretary in the President’s office. (NAN) (www,nannews.ng)