ED Bayi, Ogungbe, others bag Julius Berger long service awards 

Construction engineering giant, Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, has assured its workers of brighter days and a progressively better future as year 2023 winds down. 

The company gave the assurance at an event in Abuja marking the presentation of long service awards to deserving staff, marked out in ranges of 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 years, respectively.

The 45 years’ service award was received by Julius Berger veteran, Joe Ogungbe, while the company’s Executive Director Administration, Alhaji Zubairu Ibrahim Bayi, a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Building, who is retiring from service, also received an award for his eventful service of 40 years to Julius Berger.

A press statement issued, Tuesday, by the media unit of the company said, “At the well-attended and exciting ceremony in Abuja where the head office of the company is located, the full complement of the executive management was present.”

It said, the Managing Director, Engr. Dr. Lars Richter, led other members of the executive management committee, including the Executive Director Administration, Alhaji Zubairu Ibrahim Bayi, the Financial Director, Christian Hausemann; and the Executive Director, Corporate Development, Tobias Meletschus to the ceremony.

Giving his speech at the ceremony, Alhaji Bayi expressed gratitude to God and informed the workers that, “taking stock of our activities, we can factually call year 2023 a year of great achievements for Julius Berger.”  

Bayi said“the great workers of our progressive company, your continuing hard work, commitment, resilience, experience and cooperation, as well as the meticulous planning and continuous investments in both human capital and technology by the Company have all helped greatly in the laudable progress we have continued to achieve as a corporate entity.”

On his retirement, Alhaji Bayi enjoined the workers to cooperate with and ensure that his successor in office succeeds, too.

At the Lagos event, the Regional Manager, Christl Thomas, congratulated all the awardees, especially the two staff who were awarded for 40 years of service to the company.

Apart from the regional management present at the ceremony, projects and coordinators as well as sites supervisors graced the occasion that – in all the regional hubs of the company and in Abuja – featured dancing and joyous celebrations among the awardees amidst dining and wining.