No fewer than 90 staff of Sifax Group has been honoured with long service award. The award was given to the recipients for what it called “their meritorious and dedicated service” to the company.
The awardees were honoured at the 2021 long service award ceremony which took place recently in Nigeria’s commercial nerve centre, Lagos.
A breakdown of the figures showed that while 39 were rewarded for 15 years of service, 51 were honoured for 10 years. Each awardee was presented a certificate of recognition, an award plaque as well as financial reward.
The awardees include the Managing Director, Port and Cargo Handling Services Limited, John Jenkins; Executive Director/Senior Special Adviser to the Group Executive Vice Chairman, Barrister Ezekiel Ajewole; General Manager, Sifax Off Dock Trinity, Mr. Oliver Omajuwa; Personal Assistant to the GEVC, Yusuf Yaro; General Manager, IT, Kayode Ogunwole; and the General Manager, Ocean and Cargo Terminal Services Limited, Warri, Mr. Henry Ajoh.
The Group Executive Vice Chairman, Sifax Group, Dr. Taiwo Afolabi who hosted the event, presented the awards to the staff. In his goodwill message, he appreciated the awardees for their valuable contribution to the growth of the company.
His words: “I must salute your courage, commitment, loyalty and dedication. Without a doubt, you have all contributed immensely to the growth of the company in your different capacities. You have not only run with the vision of the organisation but also, in the process, inspire others to give their best.
“Many of today’s awardees joined the company when we were at 41, Calcutta Street, Apapa. It was a small office that we all had to share. We then moved to 54, Warehouse Road, Apapa, which is the present site of our head office and we began expanding gradually. I am particularly excited that you have found a home in Sifax Group, hence staying this long. I thank you for your unwavering belief in the Sifax Group dream and for playing a key role in its fulfillment. ”
Responding on behalf of the 15-year awardees, Ajewole lauded the company for the honour as well as providing them platforms to grow.
“I am not surprised that many of us who started about fifteen years ago are still here today. This shows that the company is doing something right to retain its staff. We thank Dr. Taiwo Afolabi for his support over the years”, he said.
On his part, Jenkins who spoke on behalf of the 10-year awardees said the honour would spur the staff to do more.“Sifax Group is a company that allows its entire staff the opportunity to grow and master their crafts. This is why we have a low level of staff turnover. I am happy to have spent ten years here and we want to assure that we will continue to give our best”, he said.