SIFAX Group has honoured 90 staff for their meritorious and dedicated service at its 2021 Long Service Award Ceremony held recently in Lagos.
Of the 90 staff, 39 were rewarded for 15 years of service, while the remaining 51 were honoured for 10 years. Each awarde recipient was presented a certificate of recognition, an award plaque as well as financial reward.
Some of the award recipients include the Managing Director of Port & 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, Oliver Omajuwa; Personal Assistant to the Group Executive Vice Chairman, Yusuf Yaro; General Manager, IT, Kayode Ogunwole and General Manager, Ocean & Cargo Terminal Services Limited, Warri, Henry Ajoh.
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.
He said, “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, inspired 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.
Managing Director, Ports & Cargo Handling Services Limited, John 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 all its 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.
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