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Jonathan Tasks PTDF On Quality Service

Posted: May 29, 2015 at 8:37 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Chesa Chesa –  Abuja


Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday as part of his administration’s round-up activities formally commissioned the new headquarters complex of the Petroleum Technology Development Fund ( PTDF), and challenged the management to provide quality service to Nigerians.

He said this was the least that the management and staff could give to the people after being given an ultra modern working environment. According to the President, “government must provide a decent working environment for workers.”

“Whenever I go to offices and the environment is not too good, I am always not very comfortable because some people spend a lot of time in the offices even more than their homes. So, wherever you are working, the environment should be good, it encourages productivity. I am pleased that government has been able to provide a decent working environment for our PTDF staff and to whom much is giving, much is expected.”

“If government is able to provide this building for you, we expect that you will provide high quality of training for our people, if you are living in the best building then you should be able to provide the best services”

He noted that the job of the PDTF is mainly to intervene in various training programmes and encourage Nigerian youths to be well trained in order to be able to key into the oil industry.

Executive Secretary of PTDF, Femi Ajayi, explained that the building would provide an ideal working environment for the staff  to contribute their very best to the capacity building efforts of the Fund.

He thanked Jonathan for approving funds for the building and for the support and encouragement to engage in innovative programmes and projects to increase access of Nigerian youths to functional and qualitative education.

Ajayi expressed hope that the incoming administration of Muhammadu Buhari would sustain on-going reforms for greater effectiveness and improved service delivery even as the PTDF takes steps to diversify its training partners to get more value for money invested and achieve greater coverage with fewer resources.