The Aig-Imoukhuede Foundation has offered N500,000 each to 40 federal civil servants that emerged as recipients of the Presidential Public Service Merit Award in June this year in Abuja.
The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HoCSF), Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, and the chairman of the foundation, Mr Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, presented the cheques to the beneficiaries Thursday.
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The event was under the banner of The Emily Aig-Imoukhuede Memorial Endowment Fund named after the late mother of Aig-Imoukhuede.
Speaking at the event, Imoukhuede pledged that the donation would be annually and that the prize money may be increased alongside the numbers of beneficiaries as the situation permits.
He said, “We recognise the crucial role the civil service plays in national development and how high performing public servants can improve the living standards of Nigerians. It is, therefore, necessary that we recognise and reward those civil servants who diligently carry out their duties for the benefit of all Nigerians.”
The HoCSF commended the foundation for motivating federal workers, saying it would spur them to perform better.