NIWA MD solicits team work for higher results 

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By Victoria Nnakaike, Lokoja

Staff members of National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) have been charged to enhance their productivity to fulfill President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s vision for the agency.

The Managing Director, Bola Oyebamiji, gave this charge during a two-day special retreat/workshop held on Tuesday in Lokoja, with the theme “Repositioning the Inland Waterways Authority for Excellence”. 

In his address, Oyebamiji stated that the special retreat/workshop aimed at adding value to the system through diverse contributions, included designing policy directions and implementing them to achieve the desired results.

“Our presence here today is not a coincidence. We are all here to add value to the system in various ways. While some are designated to design policy directions, others are chosen to be the drivers of these policies.

“I liken these two groups to the main teams piloting a ship on a journey. Some hold the deck, while others ensure the engines below run at their utmost performance. The ultimate goal is to achieve excellence at sea”.

Therefore, he said, their assignment at this retreat is to discuss and create a working template upon which Mr President’s aspirations for Inland Waterways, through the Federal Ministry of Marine and Blue Economy, will be achieved.

“As I mentioned about three months ago in my inaugural address to the management and staff of the Authority, the objectives of NIWA are achievable, and with our collective determination, they will be ach

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