It was celebration galore as the National Forum of Heads of Federal Government establishments,(NAFOHEADS),Lagos chapter hosted few of their own including those retired and still in active service. At a ceremony held in Lagos recently, the chairman of the planning committee, Alhaji Bello Kankarofi commended members for the foresight in establishing such forum saying that it has helped a great deal in fostering unity among different arms of government establishments.
In his welcome remarks, the chairman of the Lagos chapter of the forum, Mr. Ade Adebanjo extolled the virtues of some distinguished members for their diligence and commitment towards the overall objective of the group. Adebanjo said that the group is indeed delighted for the sacrifice made in getting the forum to where it is today. He noted that the forum will continue to seek for their moral support and advice as they go on to surmount many challenges confronting the various ministries.
Some of those who were honoured at the meeting include a zonal director, Nigerian Television Authority, Lagos Network Centre, Elizabeth Aina Scott who recently retired, Director of National Broadcasting Commission, Olufemi Ayeni, Deputy Director,National Film and Video Censor’s Board, Mrs.Bola Athar, Acting Director, National Institution of Public Information, Sunday Adejoh Baba and Director, Research and Statistics,Public Complaint Commision, Stella Ozojiofor.
Each of them was rewarded with various gifts and plaques as tokens of appreciation.
Speaking after the recognition, one of the awardees, Mrs. Aina Scott commended the forum for recognizing their roles and immense contribution not only in promoting better understanding among ourselves but also helping to solve identified problems seen affecting those government establishments.
Scott said” I am grateful for this recognition. I cannot appreciate you much better for recognition me in this unique way. I must say that everybody in this forum has done well to achieve what started like a child’s play few years ago. Specifically, I need to commend my husband for the support”.
Also speaking, another awardee, Olufemi Ayeni said he is indeed delighted about the recognition accorded by the forum noting that his participation in the forum has contributed in no small measure to idea generation, which has assisted him in solving nagging problems confronting him in his role. He noted that the pool of wisdom that aggregated from various discussions at the forum has continued to be a source of help.