By Martin Iyonguvihi
Accolades from the management and staff of Benue Printing and Publishing Corporation (BPPC), publishers of The Voice Newspaper, recently marked the retirement of its Assistant General Manager (AGM), Terlumun Vaatia with a unique celebration, after 28 years of meritorious service and 60 years retirement age.
Described by many as an intelligent and prolific writer, hard-working and dedicated to his work, a man who exudes humility but fearlessly blunt and straight forward in his generous contributions to The Voice newspaper, saw him rise through the ranks to retire as an Assistant General Manager.
The celebration organised in his honour by the Jechira Staff of BPPC, where he doubles as a patron was attended by the General Manager of BPPC, Mr Ben Agande, represented by the Editor of The Voice Newspaper, Solomon Ayado in company of other management staff and well wishers.
The general manager described Mr Vaatia as a truthful, sincere and jolly fellow whom he had a very good working relationship with. He tasked him to continue on the path of sincerity and hard work where ever he would find himself, even though it might seem he is retired but not tired.
He urged him not to exercise any fears as his retirement will be the beginning of greater things to come his way while praying for God’s blessing upon his life. He said the corporation would continue to tap from his wealth of experience.
Others who delivered goodwill messages, including the former General Manager of BPPC, Anza Philips, the Assistant General Manager Publications, Ioravaa Atachin, Mrs Lydia Adayohol, and James Apuu who is the Director, Government Printing Department, thanked God for the life of the celebrant who retired in service with a sound mind and health of body while describing him as a humble, truthful, hard-working and straight forward individual.
Responding, the celebrant, Vaatia expressed gratitude to the General Manager of BPPC, Jerchira association, staff of BPPC, friends and well wishers for the honour, saying he was most grateful to God for retiring with sound health of mind and body.
He said good cordial working relationship with people indeed matters as exemplified with the multitude of personalities that turned up to celebrate his retirement.
He thanked the Jechira people for awarding him with a retirement package and prayed God to replenish everyone who had contributed to the success of the celebration.