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NPHCDA Boss applauds staff over commitments to work

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NPHCDA Boss applauds staff over commitments to work

Faisal Shuaib

The Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr Faisal Shuaib, has described the crop of staff at the agency as the generation of Nigerians to make a difference in the nation.

 

Shuaib stated this in his remarks at the 2021 Staff Productivity Award and Send Forth Ceremony for retiring staff of the agency in Abuja on Thursday and said when the country was at the peak of COVID-19 pandemic and vaccination programme was to be started, the National Assembly had doubt on NHPCDA’s capacity to to deliver.

According to the NHPCDA boss, the agency’s staff were able to through their team spirit, tenacious act turn the story around to the glory of the agency by being able to surpass the expectations of not only the legislators but Nigerians at large with the success recorded so far.

“One thing that all of these guys have thought me is the value of working together, appreciating people. Sometimes in the work that we do, I know that I like to get results and I drive people to produce this results and sometimes in the middle of the of the night I wonder if I ever take enough steps back to say thank you for the incredible work that you are doing. Today, I want to say thank you very much.


NPHCDA Boss applauds staff over commitments to work

“When Covid-19 hits and we started the vaccination programme, and I showed you that one of toughest point was when we were invited to the national assembly and a number of legislators told me to my face that NPHCDA does not have the capacity to deliver COVID-19 vaccination.

“Despite all of the examples that I gave about how well we worked together to eradicate wild polio virus. They said no, this one is different.

“Do I need to go back to the National Assembly to show them the amazing things that you guys gave done? asked Shuaib.

Appreciating the efforts of staff towards ensuring Nigeria is not found wanting in the areas of vaccination, promised a better salary package which may begin in 2023 to further encourage them to keep the good work up.

“I know that our number might not be showing that we are doing so well, but it is not how well you start but how well you finished and we will finish and will be the best programme in the whole of Africa.

“I want to promise you as I wrap up that the salary you are enjoying in 2022 I going to insignificant compare to what you will earn in 2023.We will work and talk not because I can but because you deserve it.

“We will do it because you deserve it and at the same time you deserve it and because this is Nigeria and we know that there’s a time and a place for everything.

“We are the generation of Nigerians that will make the difference and making that difference start wit you and start with compensating you for the hard work that you have been putting across the years.”

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