By Emmanuel Edukugho
Four staff members of Adeniran Ogunsanya Colege of Education (AOCOED), Otto/Ijanikin, Lagos, have been honoured for the contributions to their growth and development of the institution. It was the first ever productivity Award of the College since establishment, instituted by the Governing council, designed to reward some of the outstanding workers for their dedication, commitment, hardwork, diligence and industry.
Recipients of the awards at a colourful ceremony last Thursday at the main campus were Mr. Charles Olumuyiwa Coker, Deputy Registrar, Council Affairs, Mr. Lateef Abiodun Olayiwola, a senior lecturer, Mr. Hunsu Suru Hunwi, a driver who drives the chairman of the Governing Council and Mrs. Esther Odunewu, Laboratory Assistant, School of Science.
They were selected on merit from several other members of staff, after careful consideration, for their productivity over the years.
Each of the awardeesÂ got a plaque, a certificate and a 21″ Television set (colour).
Responding on behalf of the other recipients afterÂ receiving the items, Mr. Olumuyiwa Coker thanked council, and the Management of the College for the award, which he said, is one of the ways to acknowledge employees.
â€œWe are surprise for being picked out of many qualified colleagues. An event of this nature motivates staff and we want to thank the management for organising such an event. This award is not a destination, but a journey which calls for more dedication, more commitment and more work.â€
He recalled the words of the great American inventor, Thomas Edison, who said there is always â€œroom for improvement.â€
Coker described the award as â€œa challenge to us for more service with commitment,â€ advising that for staffÂ to render good service, they should put in their might.
â€œIn order to live well, you must serve well.â€
Registrar of the College, Mr. BolaÂ Disu, said AOCOED is proud of the awardees.
He advised the staff:
â€œWhat ever you do, do it very well. All of us, in our small ways, what you ought to do, do it right, and be diligent.
I pledge that this event will be done every year.â€
Disu, who conveyed the gratitude of the provost to the honoured members of staff as he was unavoidably absent at the ceremony, commended the organising committee, chaired by Mrs. Odigie, for a job well done. There was a drama presentation while the college band played goodÂ good music to the admiration of all who attended.
Among the eminent persons present were Alhaji Lemonu Isola, council member, Mr. Oladeinde Agoro, Deputy Provost, Dr. Babs Adegbamigbe, Dean School of Science, Chief Adebowale, Mrs Ibironke Adeseye, and the PRO, Mr. Adebowale Odunayo.