R-L: General Manager, Sifax Off Dock Terminal, Mr. Oliver Omajuwa presenting a commendation letter and gift to Lukman Ayorinde and Muyideen Oyerinde who emerged first runners up at the 2021 Sifax Haulage Drivers Award ceremony at Sifax Haulage Office, Ijora, Lagos…recently.

One of the subsidiaries of Sifax Group, Sifax Logistics Company Limited, has rewarded its employees for what it called “their excellent performance” in the first half of the year.  

Those rewarded by the management of the firm include no fewer than 19 truck drivers and technicians.

Besides receiving commendation letters, the employees also got gift items including generators, freezers and fans at an award ceremony organised by the Haulage Department of the company to celebrate deserving staff for contributing immensely to the company’s success over the years.   

The company in a press release made available to Maritime Bits stated that the best performing haulage driver team, Mr. Yusuf Jamiu and his assistant, Mr. Michael Akinkunmi, received the award as the best drivers. 

According to the statement, Jamiu led his team to make a total of 93 delivery trips in record time between January and June 2021 and in the process achieving a one hundred percent accident free record while not also exceeding allocated expense.

Continuing, it said: “Ayorinde Lukman/Muyideen Oyerinde and Kelvin Matthew/Alabi Olaiya emerged first and second runners up. Transfer drivers who were honoured include Ayomide Peters/ Isa Mukaila – best drivers and assistants while Olalekan Azeez/Mudasiru Adisa and Amisu Sikiru/Muideen Adewale came second and third respectively. Winners from the Technical Department include – Kazeem Jinadu (mechanic), Segun Ajayi (auto-electrician), Innocent Friday (welder), Waheed Oladiti (painter), Olalekan Olayiwola (panel beater) and Abdul Raheem Afeez (vulcanizer). Kenneth Anyanwu also got an award as the neatest truck driver”.   

The General Manager, Haulage in his remarks, Adewale Adetayo attributed the successes recorded by the haulage team in the last few years to the dedication and hard work of its staff members and the reward was a befitting appreciation.   

His words: “Over the years, we have grown our truck fleet from 55 in 2017 to 102. Our revenue has grown by about 49 percent while cost of sales has reduced over the years by about 14 percent.  All these would not have been possible without the input of the wonderful team I work with. This ceremony as well as the prizes are our show of appreciation for a job well done and to further motivate the team for a better performance in the second half of the year”.  

The Group Executive Director, Sifax Group, Mr. Bode Ojeniyi applauded the haulage team for the improved performance over the years, especially in the first half of the year, in spite of the peculiar challenges in the haulage sector with the bad roads and gridlock on virtually all the roads in the country. He admonished the team to aim higher in order to close the business year on a more impressive note.

Among other things, the Sifax Group which has several subsidiaries is into many businesses including haulage, clearing and forwarding, groupage and shipping.


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