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FMC eulogises outgoing Director Admin, urges staffers to emulate his outstanding qualities


The Board Management of Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Birnin Kebbi, has eulogised retired Director Administration, Alhaji Abbas Bara’u for his outstanding contributions to centre within 35 years of his service.

The Medical Director of the centre, Dr. Aliyu Hamza Balarabe, extolled the retired director at the sent – forth ceremony in honour of Bara’u in Birnin Kebbi on Wednesday.

He said, ” Today, we are here to celebrate and bid farewell to Malam Abbas Bara’u as a retired Director Administration of his great organisation having accomplished 35 years of active service.

“Bara’u started his administrative career from lower level as a Clerical Assistant thereafter rose through the ranks to the peak of his chosen career to the level of a Director in the Federal Civil Service.”

Balarabe said that the management observed and attested to the hard-work, diligence and competence of Bara’u in the field of administration.

“This is the season why the management set aside a date to bid farewell in honour of his contributions to the growth and development of our centre,” he said.

He noted that Abas was an inspiration to the system because of his outstanding qualities which were worthy of emulation.

“The hospital community will forever remain grateful for your outstanding contributions.

“We hope you will spare time for us whenever we come calling for your guidance as we all believe your are a reservoir of administrative knowledge in our midst,” Balarabe said.

Also speaking, the Chairman Governing Board of the centre, Prince Abdulmalik Haruna Afegbua, said that the retired director’s exceptional qualities had inspired the centre in may ways.

“You will be remembered not just for the things you have accomplished as leader in administration of this organisations, but also for your tact, care, and transparency.

“If it were up to us, we would veto your retirement so we did not have to face the prospect of carrying on without you in our midst,” he said.

Haruna urged staffers of the centre to continue to follow Bara’u’s example and emulate his outstanding qualities in order to move the centre forward.

In his remarks, the centre Acting Director Administration, Alhaji Samaila Muhammad Sama, observed that the vacuum created as a result of Bara’u absence poised a serious challenge that required all hands to be on deck.

“It also requires a lot of sacrifice in the course of discharging our responsibilities.

“I hope that the same gesture and cooperation demonstrated to him will be be accorded to me, while I promise to justify the confidence reposed on me as his successor, ” Sama said.

In his short remarks, the retired director, commended the management for organizing a befitting farewell to him.

“I assure you that I am ready to assist any time Iam called to assist the management,” he assured.

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