By NTDC media
THE newly promoted staff of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) have commended the seamless efforts of the Director General of the Corporation, Mrs. Sally Mbanefo, and the governing board of the Corporation for the approval of their promotions.
The 53 senior staff and three junior staff who benefited from the newly approved promotion in the corporation described the Sally Mbanefo-led administration as the one with a clear-cut goal to practically develop and promote Nigeria's domestic tourism, while not undermining staff welfare.
Reacting to the development, the NTDC boss said staff welfare is pivotal to her tourism promotion and development, explaining that "NTDC staff are the core stakeholders in the Nigeria's tourism industry, hence I cannot afford to neglect the staff and their welfare, which included their promotion as at when due”.
"As a result, capacity building and staff welfare are the priority on my agenda in repositioning the Nigeria's tourism industry and promoting domestic tourism in the country. And this, I will execute to the letter”.
“I believe that for any tourism master plan to work NTDC staff must be well-treated, well-equipped, with good attention to their welfare, and they must be practically made ambassadors of the Nigeria's tourism, because they are going to drive the project, direct the strategic imperative of the organization. We must feed the goose that lays the golden egg."
Mbanefo noted that the rumour that she was sitting on the Corporation's staff promotion was a mere figment of imagination of those who are threatened by the practical achievements of her administration.
One of the newly promoted staff, who pleaded anonymity said, "I now believe without any shadow of doubt that the Sally Mbanefo-led administration is keenly interested in the welfare of NTDC staff. The DG assured us at the press conference she held sometime in February this year that her team and the board were working on resolving the issues on the staff promotions and conversion. Now their effort has indeed worked out for our good. I am so happy to be among the newly promoted staff of NTDC. It assured me of a better future in the service to my fatherland."