By Moh Bello Habib
Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has charged its workers to be hard-working in order to restore its past glory.
Its Regional District Manager (North), Prince Aderanmi Isma’i Adebiyi, gave the charge at the Outstanding Staff Award ceremonies held at the Corporation’s regional office in Zaria yesterday.
He noted that transformation of the Corporation by the federal government “requires collective commitment of workers.”
“The essence of organising the award ceremony was to interact with workers in order to appreciate diligence and hard work.
“When I came here, I found that staff of the District were very loyal, disciplined and committed to their job, they are working as if it is their personal property and this is what motivated me to organise this event.
“Remember, nowadays worker do not get overtime, however, I feel there is every reason to appreciate some of our staff who distinguished themselves during the period,” he said.
While congratulating the awardees for the honour, Isma’il Adebiyi charged both the recipients and non-recipients to be more committed to take the corporation to greater heights.
Earlier, the chairman, Nigerian Union of Railway men (NUR), Alhaji Ibrahim Lawal, described the ceremony as “the first of its kind” in the history of the district.
He, however, regretted that no engine driver was remembered and awarded despite their efforts in generating revenue for the Corporation.
Responding, on behalf of other awardees, Sa’idu Mohammed and Rakiya Bala appreciated the award committee, management staff and the stakeholders for finding them worthy of the award.