The executive secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev. Yakubu Pam, has said the essence of retirement in public service was to show that there were seasons for everything in Life.
He stated this in Abuja on Friday during a send-forth for the Commission’s director of operations, Rev. Amos Yohanna.
According to a press statement issued by the Commission’s media and public relations unit, Rev. Pam noted that “the essence of retirement is that there are changes of situations in life.”
“A day is coming when every staff member will bow out of service. There are times and seasons in life, therefore, leaders should strive to always do things right when they have the opportunity to do so,” he said.
The NCPC boss urged the retiring Yohanna to be “strong and be thankful to God for finishing well,” adding that most people would want to be in his shoes, but “they may not be very lucky and fortunate like him to see this day.”
“A heart that has no love does not celebrate and does not rejoice, but today, we have every reason to rejoice with the celebrant.”
In his remarks, Rev. Yohanna thanked God for giving him good health to successfully retire from service “this fateful day.”
He also thanked the NCPC boss for his fatherly role in the Commission since he assumed office and for his encouragement to strive for excellent service.