Sally Mbanaefo Proves Cynic Wrong, Regains Confidence
FEW experiences can be more fulfilling than your fans defending your integrity while you are being adorned with a crown.
That is the feeling being experienced by the Director-General of the Nigeria Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), Sally Mabanefo, following the confidence reposed in her by workers of the corporation.
The fair-complexioned head of the nation’s tourism commission has also attracted her fair share of criticisms from people she describes as her detractors.
It came as no surprise when she was reported to be at loggerheads with her workers over her alleged intention to sell off the corporation’s property ahead of the May 29 handover date. But defending the honour of their boss, the workers have debunked the allegation.
In a rejoinder signed by the workers’ union Chairman, Comrade Unwuchola Okpomo and Secretary, Comrade Dankano Chise, they stated that Mbanefo has striven tirelessly to develop the corporation and denied being at war with their boss over alleged attempt by her to sell the corporation’s property.
Mbanefo, who had also denied the allegation, praised the courage of the workers’ union in “revealing the truth,” adding that she has always focused on rebranding the tourism industry in Nigeria rather than seeing it off.