The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Abuja zonal office, Nigeria on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 praises the three retired staff at send-forth organised for them.
The event which started on Saturday 2nd November with a fun packed 2km health walk in honour of The Director Abuja zonal office, was concluded with a “Day of Testimonies”, as the Director, Alhaji Ali Indabawa, Assistant Director, Mr. Sabo Adamu Danyaro and Chief Clerical Officer Mr. Abdullahi Bala who have put in over thirty years into the civil service bows out of office.
Speaking, Alhaji Ali Indabawa, the instructor of the health exercise and the Director/ Coordinator of Abuja Zonal Office, NIMASA, who was among the would-be retirees, urged the NIMASA staff to see any circumstance in life as a lesson for growth, and to embrace humility wherever the find themselves. He said that there is opportunity for everyone in the organisation.
He noted that exercise is part of his daily routine and good for healthy living, and advised participants to continue even as he goes on retirement.
” I am thankful to Almighty God for me to be honoured by all of you, for organising this activity which I cherish so very much in the course of sending me forth.
“This is part of my daily routine. It takes great discipline to sustain it and for you to think that way, it means that you feel my pulse. I thank you immensely and urge you to keep it up”, Ali said.
Another retiree, an Assistant Director in the Admin department, Mr Sabo Adamu Danyaro, said he has put in thirty years and has served all the DGs in NIMASA, expressed gratitude to God and advised colleagues still in service to be diligent in their daily tasks.
The Chief Clerical Officer, Mallam Abdullahi Bala who has put in thirty years is also among the retirees.
According to a staff of the agency who spoke in camera during the health walk “this activity brings out the best in us as healthy workers.
“I use this socialising period to even make suggestions that are useful in the office”, said another.
Speaking on Tuesday, November 5, the Chairman of NIMASA board said he shelved other appointments to attend the event because of the importance top management attached to staff welfare.
“Your retirement from NIMASA is to begin a new journey in life and you should see your exit from here as moving on to another stage where windows will opened for you.
“The staff you are leaving behind are your friends, you will also make new friends to add to the ones you have, keep their contacts and make use of them to your your advantage”, he advised.
Mr Indabawa who was among the retirees, called for renewed commitment, focus and cooperation among the staff in order to keep up with the standard of NIMASA.
NIMASA colleagues expressed emotions, and praised the retired trio.