The Trade Union Congress (TUC) of Nigeria at its 2023 Edition of the Nigerian Workers Dinner/Awards held in Abuja on Saturday April 29, 2023, conferred its Most Outstanding Female Worker Award on the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, CFR.
According to the President of the TUC, Comrade (Engr.) Festus Osifo, the Award is in recognition of Dr. Yemi-Esan’s antecedents and outstanding contributions towards the promotion of workers’ rights and improvement of the welfare of workers in Nigeria.
Comrade Osifo appreciated the HoCSF, on behalf of the entire Nigerian workforce for her consistency in reinvigorating staff, as well as transforming the Service for enhanced national growth. He added that she has always been there for the Civil Servants and needed to be celebrated.
In a Keynote Address delivered by the Special Adviser to the President on Policy and Coordination, Dr. Habiba Lawal, she described Dr. Yemi – Esan, CFR as “the face of a New Civil Service and a quintessential Civil Servant.”
To receive the Award, the Head of Service of the Federation was joined by the Permanent Secretaries, Career Management Office – OHCSF, Dr. Marcus Ogunbiyi, Service Welfare Office-OHCSF, Dr. Ngozi Onwudiwe, Service Policies and Strategies Office-OHCSF, Mr. Udo Okokon and that of Special Duties Office-OHCSF, Engr. Yusuf Faruk.
Among the dignitaries at the Ceremony were the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer (CEO), NNPC Ltd, Mallam Mele Kyari and many Deputy Governors, representing their various Executive Governors. Other recipients of the Award were some Executive Governors.
M. A. Ahmed,