The executive vice chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta and other staff of the commission have commended the dedication, hard work and outstanding work ethics demonstrated by a deputy director, Jerry Ugwu, who recently retired from the commission.
Ugwu, a lawyer who was described by all as a role model to many staff of the commission, exited the telecom’s regulatory agency at the mandatory retirement age of 60 years.
He joined NCC in 2010 as chief of staff in the office of the EVC and rose through the ranks to become head, Legal Registry Unit in the Legal and Regulatory Services (LRS) department of the commission.
Speaking at the valedictory session organised in his honour in Abuja recently, Prof. Danbatta described the retiree as a dedicated and exemplary staff with excellent work ethics.
Represented at the even by NCC’s executive commissioner, stakeholder management, Adeleke Adewolu, the EVC noted that Ugwu made significant impact in various capacities where he served in the commission, adding that his dedication to work and gentleman posture were well acknowledged by the management.
The EVC said: “Jerry Ugwu is a pleasant personality, reserved but resourceful. He is a gentleman who is contented and has served the commission creditably in the past one decade. We, therefore, wish you happy retirement.”
Earlier in her opening address, director, LRS, Josephine Amuwa, said Ugwu had “served meritoriously in various capacities over the years and contributed his quota to the growth of the telecom sector.”
According to her, the retiree’s great personal attributes, such as his analytical skills, deep understanding of the law, devotion and dedication to work would be valuable to his future endeavours.
The Director said: “This is a day of celebration not only for all you have accomplished but also for all the possibilities that will be unfolding before you. Congratulations! We pray that the Almighty God give you the wisdom and strength needed to fulfill all your personal aspirations, post-retirement. Enjoy the new chapter of your life and enjoy being your own boss; say ‘goodbye’ to tension and ‘hello’ to your pension.”
In his remarks, the retiree thanked the commission for the opportunity given to him to serve and also expressed his gratitude to his colleagues for organising a befitting retirement party in his honour.
“I am humbled to hear all these good comments that have been said about me and I am grateful to all of you for organising this valedictory party in my honour,” he enthused