Mashi assumes duties at Nimet, pledges regular promotion of staff
The newly appointed Director General of the Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NiMet), Prof Sani Abubakar Mashi, has assumed duties at the Agency. On assumption of office, the new helmsman assured the workers of regular promotion, which would be premised on professionalism and efficiency.
He stressed that in line with the letter and spirit of the letter of his appointment, he has since assumed duty at NiMet. He added that already, his immediate predecessor in office, Dr. Anthony Anuforom and himself have initiated a seamless transition and succession plan and been conducting the business of the Agency.
He added: “In the past 10 days, I can attest to the benefits of this succession plan. Together with the out-going DG, we have not only been going through technical and operational procedures together but have also visited some of NiMet’s critical installations where I was adequately briefed on the workings. Within this same period, we have been working in an atmosphere of friendship and partnership devoid of any tension. It is therefore completely false that there is some disquiet regarding my assumption of duties.”
While assuring staffers of promotion as at when due, the Nimet Chief said information he has received so far from various briefings, promotion of staff had been done fairly well.
“From the briefings I have received so far, I want to stress that staff have been promoted as at when due over the years. Available records indicate clearly that in 2014 for instance, a total of 205 staffers were promoted, while another 332 were equally promoted in 2015. In 2016 alone, another set of 315 members of staff also gained their promotions. The list of eligible candidates for promotion this year (2017) has already been compiled and being processed”, he explained.
Prof Mashi, who solicited the cooperation of the staff expressed his readiness to further popularize the mandate of the Agency and expand its relevance to the development and growth of the country.