By Innocent Orok
The Chairman Board of Directors of National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) Vice Admiral I.I Ibrahim (Rtd) former Chief of Naval Staff has pledged the Board’s support to the Management of the Authority to succeed.
The Chairman expressed this in his address at the NIWA 2020 end of the year get together and sent forth for all 2020 retired staff of the Authority at the Headquarters in Lokoja. He said NIWA is a family and must keep the flag flying high and encouraged staff on efficiency and dedication to their duties.
He added that the board will strive to sustain and support the Management to achieve what has not been achieved before and advised the retirees not to worry since they have worked hard.
Delivering his speech, the Managing Director of NIWA, Dr. George Moghalu thanked the Board members for gracing the occasion to honor and send forth the retired staff. He disclosed that a new innovation has been introduced in recognizing not only the retired General Managers as done in the past, but also all retired staff that have served the Authority meritoriously.
Moghalu also added that he wants to leave a legacy in NIWA as a family “we should love and appreciate each other” he thanked all NIWA staff despite all the challenges of COVID19 in 2020 and prayed that 2021 will be a glorious year.
As part of the management’s efforts to motivate staffs to put in their best and optimum performance in the development and growth of NIWA, awards and gifts were presented to the best performing Area office (Hadeija Jammare Area office in Kano State) which comprises of a plaque and a token of N100,000 in recognition of their outstanding performance in surpassing their revenue target in the year 2020 despite all odds.
While Mr. Ibrahim M.M Onimisi of Lagos Area Office emerged as the best staff of the year 2020 and was awarded with a plaque and a token of N50,000 in recognition of his outstanding performance.
Equally, all the six retired General Managers went home with a gift of a Plasma Television set each, while other retired staff went with a plaque in appreciation to their meritorious services to the Authority. The highlight of the event was dinner served to all staffs and invited guests.