NIWA repositions for optimal performance.
IDRIS AHMED, Lokoja.
National Inland Waterways Authority, (NIWA), is being repositioned to ensure full implementation of government policies to achieve the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s “renewed hope” agenda.
Addressing Management staff of the National Inland Waterways Authority at the ongoing two days Special Retreat on Monday in Lokoja, the Managing Director, Alhaji Bola Oyebamiji, said the present administration will not tolerate laxity, but expecting high productivity.
The 2024 Special Retreat has the theme ” Repositioning National Inland Waterways Authority for Excellence”
He disclosed that all categories of the staff will sign performance bond with heads in the of Ministry, Departments and agencies.
Alhaji Oyebamiji explained that the essence of the bond is to enhance performance and implementation of assigned duties and that calls for unity in the discharge of responsibility.
The MD said with the repositioning of the service and performance indices, failure on the part of one sector will lead to low out put of the entire system in an organization.
He therefore charged the Managers to sign the performance bond for the implementation of the duties he will assigned to them, while Staff under them will equally signed theirs with them.
The Managing Director, however assured the Staff that everything have been provided for them to ease the performance.
Earlier, the consultant to the Ministry of Marine and Blue Economy, Mr. Usen Udoh, explained that the aim of the retreat is to bring innovation on how to move NIWA forward..
He said that all categories of Staff working or serving in Ministries Departments and Agencies will have to sign bonds as allegiance to the government in the discharge of their duties.
He said the MD NIWA has already signed with the Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, while Management staff are expected to sign at the office of the MD.
The effect of the bond is to have a score card of performance by departments with regard to Presidential, operational and service wide priorities.