TGI Group Insists Staff Welfare Remains Priority
By Aduragbemi Omiyale
The management of Tropical General Investments (TGI) Group has reaffirmed its commitment to give priority to staff welfare.
The Head of Corporate Communications at TGI Group, Ms Rafiat Gawat, said the company sees its employees as an important stakeholder.
According to her, despite the challenges of 2020, TGI lived up to its responsibilities to employees and communities across Nigeria.
TGI, she added, remains committed to driving inclusivity and value addition using locally sourced raw materials, state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities, and a highly-skilled workforce to produce world-class products consumed locally and exported to global markets.
“Indeed, 2020 was a challenging year globally given the pandemic and the imperative of sustaining business continuity across our Group.
“We are thankful for this recognition of our GMD, Rahul Savara, and every Tropical General Investments Group associate. They have worked tirelessly to ensure business continuity despite the challenges.
“To all our staff, we say thank you for your contributions as we continue to rely on your support for our existence and growth.
“We also want to assure both the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM) and the Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA) that we will not relent in maintaining excellence as the gold standard of our operations while prioritising staff welfare,” Ms Gawat said at the 2021 CIPM Awards.
At the event, which took place earlier this month, TGI Group won two highly coveted prizes.
Mr Rahul Savara, the Group Managing Director of TGI, the parent company of WACOT Rice Limited and TGI Distri, won the People First CEO Award for his support to employees and ensuring business continuity, while the group took the People First Safety Award for Organisations for its commitment to its employees and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
CIPM, the governing Human Resources body in Nigeria, organised the Awards in collaboration with the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, a leading organisation for safety and health professionals worldwide.
TGI Group also won the Agro/Allied Services Award at the NECA event held at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. The NECA award is geared toward promoting and encouraging best practices in corporate performance, people management and industrial relations practices among employers in Nigeria.
Aviation Minister Appoints Arise TV’s Amaka Udeh-Walker as GM NAMA
By Aduragbemi Omiyale
One of Arise TV’s correspondents, Mrs Amaka Udeh-Walker, has been appointed as General Manager for Public Affairs of the Nigeria Airspace Management Agency (NAMA).
The broadcast journalist was appointed for the position by the Minister of Aviation, Mr Hadi Siriki, according to a statement from the Ministry of Aviation.
She is one of those chosen by the Minister to lead some agencies in the sector as part of its reorganisation for efficiency.
Amaka Udeh Walker is a news anchor on Arise TV and was once the Head of Programmes at Hot 98.3 FM, where she oversaw the affairs of the Programs Department and Presenters.
She joined Arise TV in 2018 and has risen to be one of its top members of staff.
At NAMA, she will work directly with the Director General/CEO, Mr Tayib Odunowo.
Buhari Appoints Madein as New Accountant-General
By Modupe Gbadeyanka
Mrs Oluwatoyin Sakirat Madein has been appointed as the new and substantive Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF).
She is replacing the former occupier of the seat, Mr Idris Ahmed, who was suspended over allegations of corruption and embezzlement of public funds.
A statement signed by the Director of Communications in the Office of the Head of Service of the Federation, Mr Mohammed Abdullahi Ahmed, disclosed that the appointment of the new AGF is with effect from Thursday, May 18, 2023.
According to the statement, the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs Folasade Yemi-Esan, confirmed the appointment of Mrs Madein.
This followed the approval of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Prior to her appointment, Mr Sylva Okolieboh had been acting as the Accountant-General of the Federation.
Aspiring Professionals Get Latest Work Trends at Interswitch Career Fair
By Modupe Gbadeyanka
It was an exciting moment for aspiring professionals at the 2023 Interswitch Career Fair last Saturday at the Landmark Event Centre, Lagos.
Participants were equipped with the latest trends in the industry, as they learned from experts on the panel, who discussed various topics relating to career development and growth.
Some of them included Franklin Ali, Chief Human Resources Officer, Interswitch Nigeria; Akeem Lawal, MD, Interswitch Payment Processing and Switching (Interswitch Purepay); Damilola Olokesusi, Co-Founder/CEO Shuttlers; Halima Usman, Divisional Head, Core Operations, Interswitch; Adaobi Okerekeocha, Chief Innovation Officer, Interswitch; Ivie Temitayo-Ibitoye, Head of Employee Relations, Sahara Group and Sikemi Tayo, CEO, Kit for Professionals.
They explored trends around relevant subject matters such as navigating the Nigerian job market, career acceleration in today’s digital age, innovation in the workplace and navigating the world of tech as a woman.
During the job fair segment, attendees were given the opportunity to interact with company representatives stationed at the various booths set up to satisfy their career curiosities and employment potentials at The Switch.
Speaking about the event, which was themed The Future of Work, Franklin Ali explained Interswitch’s commitment to supporting Nigeria’s expanding workforce by empowering them through initiatives such as the Career Fair.
He stated that the Interswitch Career Fair 2.0 was a great success and a significant milestone for them at Interswitch.
“We are committed to empowering talented young people in Nigeria, and this event was an opportunity for us to equip aspiring professionals with the latest work trends and point them towards the right opportunities,” he added.
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