No fewer than three hundred staff of the Lift Above Poverty Organization,LAPO, worldwide were recently rewarded for their commitment to service, dedication and long service rendered to the organization.

As part of incentives to boost productivity and  performance, the management of Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO)  said a total of 30 staff have been rewarded with  automatic promotion between 2019 and 2020.

Dr. Godwin Ehigiamusoe, Chief Executive Officer of LAPO made the disclosure  during the 2019/2020 annual staff long service and meritorious awards ceremony for employees of the organization in Benin City

Ehigiamusoe said 362 staff  bagged the long service award while 30 received performance-driven best staff awards in the period under review.

He explained that the 362 staff were rewarded for long service for their continuous service to the organization between  10, 15, 20 and 25 years.

He described the awardees' long years of service as  itample proof of the conducive working environment the over 9,599 staff of the establishment have enjoyed.

According to him, "we are gathered here today to honour our long-serving and dedicated employees, with some of them being pioneers in our organization, having worked with us  from the very beginning."

"LAPO is indeed very fortunate to have staff members whose many years of dedication, commitment and loyalty have shaped and contributed towards our success story over the years. Now, it is our turn to say thank you and reward your loyalty

"We are very proud to have such loyal and committed people representing our organization and we value your hard work, extensive knowledge and invaluable contributions.

"You are all important members of our team and your abilities and contributions are of paramount importance for our continued.

"Our focus on your career development and overall wellbeing remain a top priority for us and we shall continue to allocate resources, and incentives to further motivate you to deliver to the best of your ability.

"As we honour service milestone today, we hope that this serves as an inspiration to your other colleagues and those who will join LAPO in the future",he said.

Earlier in her address, president, LAPO welfare committee, Amen Akenbor, said the awardees epitomizes the core value of the organization which are sincerity, excellence, integrity and innovation.

Akenbor, who said that the entrenched values can never be bought or measured by money also opined that "In the cause of your service, it is quite obvious that not all has been rosy, nor everyday  present sunshine. The beauty is that you have been able to surmount these challenges by sheer determination and will power. You have persevered against all odds and standing strong".

Some of the recipients who spoke with SPARKNEWSNAIJA correspondent say "we appreciate our management for acknowledging our little efforts aimed at making the organization grow. Little did we know that our efforts are been observed as we are just doing our normal duties, it gladdens our hearts to have been honored this way."
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