24 June 2021 By Georgina Humphrey .
Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite, has urged staff of the ministry to improve on their services for the ministry to surpass its 2020 contribution to Nigeria’s revenue this year.
The minister gave the charge at an award ceremony for deserving staff and retirees of the ministry, and to mark this year’s African Public Service Day celebration in Abuja.
Speaking against the backdrop of the latest report released by the Nigerian extractive industry initiative (NEITI) indicating that the sector’s performance in terms of contribution to the country’s GDP in 2020 was better than any other year in recent times.
He appealed to staff at all levels to improve their services for better performance in 2021.
“You must improve on what we achieved in 2020, which the report was talking about, to surpass it in 2021″ Adegbite added
“We are about half-way gone, and it means everybody must gird their loins in doing their bid for a better result, every cadre of worker is important in this regard as the little you do would add to the totality of our productivity.”
Earlier, the Permanent Secretary Dr (Mrs) Oluwatoyin Akinlade, who spoke in the same vein, admonished staff to remain focused and committed to efficient delivery of the mandate of the ministry no matter the challenges, adding that there is always reward for hard work.
The theme for the occasion was “Developing Technology to Sustain Enhanced Service Delivery in the Face of COVID-19 Pandemic”