By Emmanuel Obisue
Federal Government has rewarded innovative public servants who made giant strides in developing technologies that will help ease operational processes in the civil service.
Iluromi Emmanuel, a teacher at the Federal Science College, Orozo, Abuja, who developed a technology to track fuel usage in vehicles, carted away N3million after he won the 2022 Innovation Challenge.
Speaking on Thursday in Abuja during the award ceremony for the 2022 Innovation Challenge, Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr. Folashade Yemi-Esan confirmed that the winner of the challenge got N3m, the first runner-up got N1.75m, while the second runner-up carted N1m respectively.
Yemi-Esan urged other civil servants to seize the opportunity to be creative as they prepare for the next edition, rather than striving to pull each other down.
In his appreciation remarks, winner of the ultimate price explained that his technology is capable of measuring fuel level during driving, and process the result via SMS. “If for any reason you have to send your driver to buy fuel, just ping the app before he leaves, and then ping it when he return, you will be able to monitor his fuel usage”.
In his brief remarks, former Governor of Kano State and Chairman, Senate Committee on Establishment and Public Service, Senator Ibrahim Shekarau, encouraged other government agencies to key into rewarding outstanding staff, stating that it will spur them to perform better.
The 2022 Innovation Challenge was organized by the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, with support from Galaxy Backbone Limited.