Umahi Orders Reactivation of Whistleblowers Desk in Ministry Contracts Oversight Push

Taiwo Ajayi
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David Umahi, the Minister of Works, has issued a directive for the reinstatement of the whistleblowers desk within the ministry, aimed at facilitating the reporting of projects not executed in line with specified standards.

Umahi made this announcement during a special recognition event organized by civil servants of the Federal Ministry of Works, where he was honored for his exemplary leadership and commitment to the welfare of ministry employees.

According to a statement released by Barrister Orji Uchenna Orji, the minister’s special adviser on media, Umahi was presented with a ‘Pragmatic Leadership Award’ by the Joint Union of the Ministry, representing over 1,500 workers.

Expressing gratitude for the award, Umahi emphasized his dedication to fulfilling his responsibilities with utmost diligence and collaboration with the ministry’s workforce. He disclosed plans to commence training programs for staff at grade levels 14 and above, as well as the establishment of a Welfare Fund effective March 2024, aimed at enhancing employee satisfaction.

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In addition, Umahi announced the engagement of ministry staff in nationwide project monitoring and evaluation, alongside the reactivation of the whistleblowers desk to ensure compliance with project specifications.

Addressing civil servants across the nation, Umahi urged them to prioritize the interests of Nigeria in discharging their public duties, highlighting the commitment of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s Renewed Hope administration to the nation’s development.

Dr. Yakubu Adam Kofaramata, the permanent secretary, commended Umahi for his remarkable leadership qualities, describing him as a minister of exceptional intelligence, action-oriented, and driven by vision, who recognizes and values the potential of the ministry’s workforce.

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