By Ezeocha Nzeh
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) may soon be on the lookout for a new National Auditor following the resumption of Chief George Moghalu on Tuesday, at National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), as its new Managing Director
Moghalu, who was recently appointed NIWA MD by President Muhammadu Buhari as replacement for Senator Olorunmimbe Mamora, who was recently appointed Minister of State (Health), urged the staff to live above board and remain committed to their duties, adding that he has come to consolidate on the achievements of his predecessors and not to destroy anything but to make friends and key into the President Muhammad Buhari’s administration vision and principle.
The departure of Moghalu from the APC National leadership has raised concerns and further deplated the party’s NWC, as it was yet to fill the vacant position of National Secretary, following the resignation of Mai Mala Bunu, who was elected as executive Governor of Yobe State during the March 9, election.
The deputy National Secretary, Hon. Victor Giadom, has however been acting as the party’s national secretary, pending the election of Mala Bunu’s replacement from the North East zone, where the secretary seat was zoned to during the party’s last National Convention.
The AUTHORITY gathered that among the prominent names for the position is a former director at the President Muhammadu Buhari presidential campaign office, Waziri Bulama
The NIWA MD, upon his resumption, urged the staff to continue to embrace integrity, expertise, professionalism and commitment to duty, the absence of which he said will be a barrier to his set objective of the moving the organisation forward.
He pledged to make the welfare of NIWA staff his major priority so as to encourage productivity evenas he pledged to motivate honest, ethical , and hard working members of staff, and reward excellent and outstanding performance.
Chief Moghalu also promised to continue with the ongoing viable and justifiable projects as long as they conform to due process and the Act establishing the agency even as he said that he will strive to provide good leadership, guidance, supervision and motivation to all the staff.
In his hand over remarks, the Acting Managing Director said he was able to procure additional dredges to carry out in – house maintenance dredging of navigable channels to cut costs for government and has gone far in the procurement of cargo handling equipment for Lokoja port.