By MaryAnn Chioma Chukwuma
Awka, July 16, 2021 (MOI) An Anambra State Head of Service, Barr. Harry Udu has urged workers to be duty-driven, as diligence is rewarded in due time.
He made the observation during a presentation of the Public Servant of the year Awards to him by officials of Nigerian Magazine on July 15 in his office at the Jerome Udoji Secretariat Complex, Awka.
Udu, while receiving the award thanked the awarding body for looking out for diligence secretly and rewarding it openly.
The HOS expressed his gratitude to God for making it possible for him to serve the good people of Anambra State in the capacity which he was currently doing;
“I am happy that the little things we do in our office make an impact which is why this recognition has come,’’ the HOS said.
The civil service boss advised workers to go beyond the normal call of duty if they wish to make an impact that would perhaps be recognised and awarded someday.
He emphasised that no one attained any heights in the service by just carrying out their normal duty.
“A worker will always get paid for carrying out his regular duties but no one recognises or awards you for performing just your regular duties; you must put in extra efforts to attract recognition,’’ Udu said.
Udu went on to thank the governor, Chief Willie Obiano for granting his consent to programmes that benefit the Anambra workforce.
Earlier, Editor-In-Chief, Officials Nigerian Magazine, Mr. Emmanuel Okon, while presenting the award, explained that the award was only presented to well-deserving individuals and not designed to praise-sing mediocre.
Mr. Okon, then, congratulated the HOS for being a deserving award winner.
“We conducted our survey and interviewed several persons on the three occasions before we came to Anambra from Abuja and the results showed commitment and diligence on the part of the HOS.
“This is the reason that he was nominated and eventually awarded as most deserving of the Public Servant of the Year Award,’’ Mr. Okon said. He praised the administration and leadership of the Anambra State while noting that Anambra remained a reference to other states within the federation. (MOI)