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Merchant Navy Expresses Optimism In NIWA’s Boss Over Staff Welfare

Managing Director,NIWA,Mr. Bola Oyebamiji (M) during his inspection to Lokoja Area Office in Kogi state

Apparently satisfied with staff engagement since appointment, the Nigerian Merchant Navy Officers and Water Transport Senior Staff Association (NMNO/WTSSA) has expressed optimism that the Managing Director of National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) Mr. Bola Oyebamiji will prioritize workers welfare for optimal performance of the agency.

Jibril Darda’u, General Manager (Corporate Affairs) , NIWA in a statement over the weekend, disclosed that the seafarer’s union remarks was one of the highlights of the meeting, between the Trade Union Congress affiliate group and management of the agency.

The statement quoted the Chairman of the Nigerian Merchant Navy Officers and Water Transport Senior Staff Association (NMNO/WTSSA) Comrade Suleiman Danjuma commending the Managing Director of NIWA for the good initiative of the kind of interaction bringing the staff closer to the management.

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“This will definitely boost the morale of the staff and pledge their loyalty and confidence in the MD’s leadership style, “Danjuma stated.

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Earlier, the Managing Director of National NIWA promised to build on the progress already achieved at the Lokoja River Port, Kogi state.

The MD disclosed this when he went on a familiarization tour of NIWA’s facilities in Lokoja.

According to the MD, the importance of Lokoja River Port being in the confluence state is to boost the economic viability of the state and Nigeria at large.

“We are here for facility tour to see for ourselves what is on ground at Jamata Port, Lokoja. It is important we come here to assess the facilities to see at least how we can move the facilities forward”.

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Recall that in continuation of his familiarization tour, the MD visited the NIWA Lokoja Area office to inspect the Dockyard facilities.