NIWA Board pledges Support for Management, as MD Assures Staff of Better Welfare
* Rewards outstanding workers
(By Udeme Clement):
The Chairman, Board of Directors, National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) Vice Admiral Ibrahim (Rtd) former Chief of Naval Staff, has pledged the Board’s support to the Management of the Authority.
The Chairman expressed this in his address at 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. He 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 Chief Dr. George Moghalu thanked the Board members for gracing the occasion to honour and send forth the retired staff.
The MD 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 who served the Authority meritoriously.
He said, “I wants to leave a legacy of NIWA as a family. We should love and appreciate one another”.
He thanked all NIWA staff despite all the challenges of COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. He 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 development and growth of NIWA, awards and gifts were presented to 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. 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.
The six retired General Managers went with a gift of Plasma Television set each, while other retired staff went with plaques in appreciation to their meritorious service to the Authority.
Names of retired managers in 2020 include
Mr. Tayo Fadile;
Alhaji Muhammad Namarka;
Surveyor Denis Osawanta;
Mrs. Uche Amadi;
Engr. Samuel Gazama; and Alhaji Usman Ndalada.