Press Release: MAN, ORON: Federal Government Promotes 378 Staff

The Honourable Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, in fulfillment of the Federal Government’s resolve to transform the Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN) Oron, has approved the promotion of 378 Staff of the institution.  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.


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.


When the Honourable Minister directed the Permanent Secretary in charge of the Ministry, Alhaji Sabiu Zakari and four Directors in the Ministry to personally supervise the interview which held in December last year was comprehensible apprehension on the part of staff, being the first time, in the life of the Academy, that the Ministry was directly physically supervising promotion interview in the institution.  Today, the staff are happier for reasons of greater authenticity, work satisfaction and rewarding motivation,  and remain grateful to the Honourable Minister, the Permanent Secretary, and all the Directors and Staffers of the Ministry who worked tirelessly to ensure this success of the exercise.

Many Staff have also given kudos to the Management of Mr. Mkpandiok A. Mkpandiok who expedited the promotion exercise and assisted the ministry to be fully involved. Some of them recalled that until recently past Management have dragged their feet when it came to Staff promotion matters.



Corporate Affairs Desk

MAN, Oron.