By DAPO OLAWUNI
The newly appointed Managing Director of the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) Alhaji Munirudeen Bola Oyebamiji has urged workers of the agency to double their efforts in making the agency efficient, hinting that henceforth, benefits and placements would be strictly based on performance.
Oyebamiji stated this in his inaugural address on Monday when he assumed duty at the NIWA headquarters in Lokoja, Kogi State.
He said “My life has been marked by discipline and accountability. I was thrown into a very competitive sector early in my career. The banking sector does not support mediocrity in any form; your performance determines your placement and benefits.
“I had the uncommon privilege to learn and practice Classical Banking under the Doyens of the industry in the marine sector among others. NIWA can be performance-driven with your support. Expectedly, these two values will be my guiding principles as a servant in this position” he said
He urged the staff as Nigerians, to approach national challenges with a renewed resolve.
Saying that “We just must begin
to do things differently if we hope to achieve different results. I therefore bring to you a campaign of renewed hope that things can be better and that things, indeed, will get better with our combined efforts.
“As an agency, our mission is clear, and our objectives are achievable. For Nigeria to attain her full economic potential, all sectors, including the inland waterways, must be primed to support efficient and effective service delivery.
“I therefore plead for your cooperation, dedication, and doggedness as we approach the tasks before us. Like Mr. President said days ago, let us delete every line of division in our daily activities. It is time for all hands to be on deck. We cannot afford to fail, and we will not fail.
“In the coming days, we shall unveil our programmes and activities, in line with Mr. President’s charge and the mandate of the Ministry of Marine and Blue Economy” he said