The Aig-Imoukhuede Foundation has recognised 32 outstanding civil servants with the sum of N500,000 cash prizes for each, translating to N16 million cumulatively from the Emily Aig-Imoukhuede Memorial Endowment Fund for Public Sector Excellence.
The foundation explained that in commemoration of Civil Service Week, the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF) hosted a spectacular Gala Nite in Abuja.
The programme brought together distinguished guests, public servants, and esteemed stakeholders from various ministries, departments, and agencies.,
During the event, the Aig-Imoukhuede Foundation, a public sector-focused philanthropic organisation, presented 32 outstanding civil servants with cash prizes of N500,000 each from the Emily Aig-Imoukhuede Memorial Endowment Fund for Public Sector Excellence.
The 32 civil servants, who were chosen after a rigorous selection process, undertaken by the OHCSF and its partners, best exemplified the core values of the civil service including loyalty, accountability, meritocracy, efficiency, and professionalism.
Speaking at the event, Chairman, Aig-Imoukhuede Foundation, Mr Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, expressed his deep-rooted belief in the critical role of public servants in nation-building. He reiterated the Foundation’s mission of continuous promotion and encouragement of excellence within the public sector, recognising that the country’s progress and prosperity are intertwined with the dedication of its Civil Servants.
He stated that the establishment of the Emily Aig-Imoukhuede Memorial Endowment Fund for Public Sector Excellence represents part of the Foundation’s efforts to build a culture of meritocracy and professionalism within the Civil Service. By honouring exceptional public servants, the Foundation aims to set a benchmark for others to emulate, thereby elevating the overall standards of public service delivery across the country.
This award, now in its second edition, symbolises the enduring legacy of Emily Aig-Imoukhuede, whose passion for service and commitment to the betterment of society remains an inspiration to all.
In her address, the Head of Civil Service, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, extended her profound appreciation to the Aig-Imoukhuede Foundation for its unwavering dedication to promoting excellence in the Civil Service.
She noted that the collaborative efforts of the Aig-Imoukhuede Foundation in driving positive change within the public sector, and the award itself, inspire a new wave of commitment to the core values that define the Civil Service.
Since its inception, the Aig-Imoukhuede Foundation has been supporting the reform efforts of the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF), providing technical assistance and funding for key reform priorities of the Nigerian Civil Service including digitalisation, the introduction of a performance management system and a culture change programme aimed at instilling the right values in the Civil Service.