Three hundred and seventy eight staff of the Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN) Oron, Akwa Ibom state have been promoted following an approval by the Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi.
According to a statement by the Corporate Affairs desk of the Academy, the “recent promotion is the result of the Junior, Senior and Management Staff interviews which took place in the main campus of the Academy late last year.
“In the 40 year history of the Academy, never has half that number of staff been promoted in a single uplifting exercise. The gesture is even more impacting when weighed against the back drop of staff who have worked for years without being promoted, as well as some who were enjoying their first-ever promotion. This gesture of the Honourable Minister of Transportation which is like a tonic releases a new lease of life, as many staff could be seen exuding fresh confidence and determination, which could be considered important ingredients in Government’s transformation drive”.
The Academy further revealed that “Out of the total number, Junior Staff are 157, while the Senior and Management Staff drawn from both the Academic and Administration arms are 221. Among them are 3 Chief Lecturers viz, Engr. Maurice Nduka Ijeoma, Engr. Innocent Chijioke Ezeala, Dr. John Aderemi Adeyanju; 4 Directors viz, Siddi Ekpaha Mkpandiok, Corporate Affairs, Mr. Emmanuel Jonah Essien, Personnel Affairs, Mr. Sunday Okwong Udoh, Finance and Account; Mr. Okon Bassey Okon, Finance and Account. 4 others got promoted to the rank of Assistant Chief Lecturer and they include Mrs. Atim Afahaene Ikara, Mr. Ekwere Ekwere William, Mr. Olaoluwa Olusegun Omotosho, Mrs. Angela Patrick Udofe and an Assistant Chief Librarian, Mr. Effiong Emmanuel Okon. 2 Staff each have been promoted to the rank of Deputy Registrar and Deputy Director. They are, Mr. Peter Makadas Netson and Mr. Ishiola Rafiu Yusuf, and Mrs. Theresa Thankgod Anya and Engr. Babawale Odunayo Ogunsola respectively”.