Three staff of the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) were among 29 officers and staff of the Ministry of petroleum Resources and its agencies that were recognized and honoured with the 2017 ministerial award for outstanding performance in their duties, exemplary character and service to Federal Republic of Nigeria.

They include Olaleye Titilope Adetola of the Finance and Account Department, Obonin Daddy Ogiri of the Internal Audit and Roseline Yakubu also of the Audit department. This was at the occasion of the launch of three years of key achievements of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources and its agencies (2016-2018) and staff awards held yesterday (13-12-2018) at the PTDF corporate office, Abuja.

The 2018 Scorecard of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources highlighted the key initiatives, activities and achievements of the Ministry and its agencies for the period under review, progress made in terms of policy formulation, the activities towards implementing the policies, the impact of both policy programmes and projects implemented during the period on the oil and gas industry and to the Nigerian economy as a whole.

The occasion was attended by the Secretary to the government of the Federation, (SGF), Barrister Boss Mustapha, who represented President Muhammadu Buhari, the Minister of State for Health, Dr Osagie Eltanire, Senate Committee Chairman, Petroleum Resources(Upstream), Senator Omotayo Alasoadura, Chairman, House Committee on Petroleum Resources (Upstream ), Hon Victor Nwokolo, Chairman, House Committee on Petroleum Resources (Downstream), Hon Joseph Akinlaja. Also in attendance were representatives of the Chief of Army Staff, the Inspector General of Police, Commandant NSCDC, Head of Civil Service of the Federation, stakeholders and investors in the oil and gas industry including Chief Executives of National and international oil companies.

The Minister of state, Petroleum Resources, Dr Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu while congratulating the beneficiaries urged them to continue to rise to the occasion by fast tracking the delivery of improved and effective service through hard work, dedication and commitment to duty, emphassing that, the award was intended to restore hope and dignity to service and to accelerate economic growth and development in the sector and the country as a whole.

The PTDF recipients in their various remarks expressed appreciation to the Fund for considering them worthy for the ministerial recognition and award which will spur them to give off their best to the service of the Fund and Nigeria.

Mrs. Titilope Olaleye

Titilope Olaleye a first category award recipient has this to say “I really feel so excited and so happy to be nominated as one of the best staff. It’s really a great privilege that I was able to achieve this through the support of my team in Finance and Accounts. I have been mentored by my bosses and that helped me to develop myself personally and also to be able to pass this knowledge to others in the Fund. It has really inspired me to work and achieve more”.

Mr. Daddy Obonin

Obonin Ogiri Daddy in the second category award recipient said this about his recognition. “I have always been an advocate of reward to hard work and today is one of the happiest moments in my life, having worked as an internal auditor in PTDF for years. I sincerely appreciate this and I never expected it. Working with Dr Bello Aliyu Gusau is a rare privilege as we are trying to streamline our internal processes and improve on our work. This award will spur me towards rising on my task and make sure I add greater value to PTDF as an organization”.

Ms. Roseline Yakubu

Roseline Yakubu a third category award recipient also expressed her joy over the award. “I feel delighted and honored. This is the first award I have receive in my life. So I am so happy for PTDF for giving me the award. It will motivate me and make me more committed and do my best in carrying my duty; it comes to me as a surprise. We should just keep doing their best because somebody is watching us somewhere and one day the reward will surely come”.

Titilope holds an MBA in Business Administration and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA), Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM). She worked with Eterna Oil and Gas as an accountant before joining the service of PTDF in 2006. Since her employment in PTDF, she has demonstrated high level of discipline, integrity, and dedication to duty. She is a team player and goes out of her way to assist and provide for others.

Obonin Ogiri Daddy holds a Bachelor of Education in Economics from the University of Ibadan and Masters of Science in Monetary Economics, University of Port Harcourt. He is a member, chartered institute of purchase and supply chain management. Ogiri worked as a lecturer in Bayelsa Sate college of Education before joining the service of the Fund. He was nominated for the award for his doggedness in ensuring compliance to financial regulation, internal policy compliance and other financial regulations of Government.

Roseline Yakubu was working with Dirt Free Limited in PTDF, a facility management company until she was recognized for her honesty and commitment to duty, a reason why she was offered an employment with the Fund as an office assistant in 2007.  Her determination to succeed saw her through a national diploma and a higher diploma in banking and finance which she obtained on part time basis. She has displayed a high level of integrity, discipline, diligence and commendable level of commitment.