Nigeria’s Minister of Youth Development, Jamila Bio-Ibrahim has assured the management of the Ministry that staff welfare and training would be prioritized to improve their performance and achieve the mandate of the Ministry,
She gave this assurance during an interactive session with the management staff of the Ministry in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
Bio-Ibrahim, who expressed concern over the level of staff welfare, said that timely payment of travel allowances and other essentials would be prioritized to ensure optimal performance of staff
Emphasising the significance of the management meeting, the Minister said that there is a critical need for regular monthly deliberations to enhance the ministry’s productivity and strengthen teamwork among staff.
“Teamwork in the Ministry is of paramount importance, especially in implementing policies for youth development, as the Ministry plays an important role in securing and shaping the future of Nigeria.”
Speaking further, the Minister announced plans to host a ministerial retreat, saying that the purpose is to cascade the insights gained from the cabinet retreat and to sign a performance bond which aligns with the renewed hope agenda of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s Administration.
She, therefore, urged all departments to provide periodic updates on their activities to ensure transparency and progress in the ministry.
Bio-Ibrahim noted that the paucity of funds in the ministry is hindering lots of activities but assured that the management is making an effort to ensure the success of the upcoming retreat and other activities of the Ministry.
The Minister of State, Youth Development, Ayodele Olawande in his remarks, pledged his support for enhanced staff welfare.
“Thank you all for having us. I believe that the outcome will be fruitful and contribute significantly to the government. We are committed to doing our best and ensuring that we do the right thing at the right time.” he said.
Earlier in his opening remarks, the Permanent Secretary, Dr. Dunoma Ahmed emphasised that the purpose of the meeting is to review the activities of the ministry to track up the programs, to access performances and at the end of the day to ensure that programs are undertaken in line with the agenda of the present administration.
“As you all know that we have very competent and experience staff who are always available to undertake and implement policies of this administration and with the support and direction of leadership of the minister and the minister of state, I want to assure you that we will live up to expectations by achieving the mandate of the ministry”
The Permanent Secretary gave the assurance that the Ministry will implement the digitalisation of the Federal Civil Service implementation plan 2025.
“The digitalisation plan with its six (6) pillars, will come to bear to assist us in undertaking our programs by training and re-training the staff in order to enhance the value of our staff”* He added.