15 February 2017, Lagos –A major downstream operator in the nation’s oil and gas industry, Nipco Plc, has rewarded some of its staff members with long-service awards.
The company said in a statement that the employees had demonstrated diligence and commitment to work for 10 years in the service of the company.
It said 25 employees were given awards at the ceremony as part of the firm’s culture of appreciating its workforce.
Speaking at the event, the Managing Director, Nipco Plc, Mr. Venkataraman Venkatapathy, was quoted as saying, “The company places utmost value on the contribution of the workforce to the meteoric rise of the firm since its commencement of operations in 2004.”
According to him, the recognition of the performance of the employees honoured at the event is a deep appreciation of the long association of the staff members with the company for over a decade and the management looks forward to 20 years of unbroken service to the company.
Venkatapathy commended the resilience, perseverance and dedication of the awardees, especially in the light of the tough operating environment in the sector.
He said the workforce had always shown greater sense of commitment to make the company grow above its peers.
Venkatapathy described a decade of service as a big feat, which should not be taken for granted, saying, “It is a great lesson for the younger staff members to emulate and draw inspiration from in their bid to attain such status without any blemish.”
While urging the employees to make extra efforts to take the company to greater heights, he assured them that the management would try as much as possible to continue to facilitate an enabling environment, which would further create an avenue for more glorious service by its employees.
The Executive Director, Finance, Nipco, Mr. Ramesh Virwani, also commended the passion and doggedness of the awardees, adding that their contributions would always be acknowledged at all times.
One of the awardees, Mr. Bright Ibekwem, praised the management for the “good welfare that has seem majority of the foundation staff members still in the employ of the organisation with good stories to tell the younger ones.”