MAJAN President, Ray Ugochukwu lauds NPA on appointment of Josephine Moltok as new Image Maker
… Says the new GM has intelligence, competence to handle the unit
The President, Maritime Journalists Association of Nigeria (MAJAN), Comrade Ray Ugochukwu, has commended the management of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) on appointment of Mrs Josephine Moltok as the new General Manager (GM), Corporate and Strategic Communications (C&SC).
Ray Ugochukwu gave this commendation when informing
MAJAN members about the latest appointment.
Ugochukwu, who is a renowned writer and seasoned Journalist, described Mrs Moltok as intelligent, highly experienced and has the competence to deliver on her new assignment in NPA.
The MAJAN President informed :
“The new GM took over on Tuesday, from Mrs Oluyemisi Oyinlola, a lawyer, who held the office for barely one month.
“By her appointment, industry watchers have again hailed the Managing Director, Mallam Mohammed Bello-Koko, for sticking to professionalism by ensuring that the department is handled by well-trained in-house personnel.
“They see this as a clear departure from the ugly tradition established by his predecessors of picking Tom, Dick and Harry from other departments to head a place that is endowed with qualified media and Public Relations (PR) handlers.:
His words : “The NPA boss broke the jinx when he appointed Chief Ibrahim Nasiru, who retired last October, as the GM of the unit.
“Moltok, an old war horse in media and PR management, was for many years, the NPA’s Head of Overseas Liaison Office in London. She returned to Nigeria last year to head the Administration Division of the Authority as its GM from where she was moved to the new position.
“The soft-spoken new image maker, who hails from Plateau State, worked as a Public Relations Officer (PRO) in the defunct Western Zone of NPA in Apapa and later moved to Calabar Port.
“She also worked at the agency’s defunct head office in Abuja, after which she came to serve at the former Roll-On Roll-Off (RoRo) Port in TinCan, Lagos, even as she equally headed the PR Unit of the Lagos Port Complex (LPC), Apapa.
“Mrs Moltok was to later serve as the National Assembly Liaison Officer of NPA in Abuja liaison office where she later became the Assistant General Manager (AGM).”
Ugochukwu added : “At her promotion to a General Manager, the new NPA image maker headed the Servicom Division before moving to London office.
“Her colleagues and peers have always quoted her as one who prides herself as having “been privileged to work with and be mentored by exceptional people”.
He pointed out : “Meanwhile, Mrs Oyinlola has returned to her former duty post as the GM Legal Services/Board. For the brief period she held sway at the C&SC, the staff of the department saw her as one who not only hit the ground running but passionate and full of compassion for them and stakeholders, including the few journalists that came her way.”