The corps marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Boboye Oyeyemi, on Thursday, in Abuja, received the National Productivity Order of Merit Award.
Celebrating the fifteenth National Productivity Day, with the theme: “The Role of Productivity in the Change Agenda”, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Productivity, Clement Iloh, said the aim of the award is to encourage productivity in all sectors of the Nigerian society.
The certificates presented to Mr. Oyeyemi and other awardees were personally endorsed by Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari, who was represented by Mr. Iloh.
The national productivity order of merit award was presented to 11 individuals and two corporate organizations this year.
Mr. Buhari said the award would contribute to transforming Nigeria into a competitive vibrant economy.
The president said no effort would be spared in the battle against corruption by his administration.
“Our concern is to build a productivity culture among the citizenry,” Mr. Buhari said.
He urged all Nigerians to work assiduously towards a new, improved, recharged and productive Nigeria.
Mr. Buhari said the Nigeria of everyone’s dream can still be attained given the right political leadership and judicious management of human and material resources.
“We shall dedicate ourselves to the ideals of resilience, integrity, excellence, standards, goodwill, accountability, good governance, patriotism and productivity,” he said.
Also speaking, Mr. Oyeyemi said, “It is my responsibility to put in my best; this is an indication that hard work pays.”
The corps marshal thanked the president for recognizing him out of over 10, 000 nominees for the award.
He also added that receiving the productivity merit award does not signify the end of the road for him but the dawning of a new beginning, to ensure that greater feats are attained by the corps.
The other awardees are Uwemedimo Asomgha of the ministry of education; Ajibola Olabode; Marcus Danladi (a police commissioner); Saleh Dunoma; Ijioma Azubuike of the fire service; Danliti Isah; Lateef Oyalekan and Anthony Ani.
Others are Tunji Olaopa (a permanent secretary), John Alfa and two corporate bodies – Lubcon Limited and Artee Group.