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L-R: Managing Director, Engr. Dr. Lars Richter, retiring Executive Director, Administration, Alh Zubairu Ibrahim Bayi and his wife, Hajiya Amina Zubairu Bayi displaying their gifts at the event with Board Chairman, Mutiu Sunmonu, CON standing by her left side.

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Retiring and new directors of the country’s leading engineering construction company, Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, shone like a thousand stars recently when the Board, management and staff honoured them with a befitting Farewell cum Welcome party that had all the trappings of an industry-wide event.

In attendance were former Executive Director, Administration, Alhaji Zubairu Ibrahim Bayi, fniob and the former Executive Director, Corporate Development, Mr. Tobias Meletschus.
While the newly appointed Director, Administration, Alhaji Dr. Abdulaziz Kaita and his Corporate Development colleague, Mr Jochen Stolle were formally received into their new offices.

Chairman of the Board, Mutiu Sunmonu CON who described the event as a celebration of square pegs, said Bayi is a great listener and was a cerebral Executive Director and Board member that he has ever worked with.

He said “Bayi, we are going to miss you. But I am also sure you are going to render services to Julius Berger even in your retirement whenever you are called upon.”

On the outgone Director, Corporate Development, Sunmonu described him as one of the youngest Executives to have served at Julius Berger. He said, “I saw him grow into the confident Executive Director that he became.”

The Managing Director, Engr. Dr. Lars Richter spoke in similar vein saying that the two retiring Directors were epitomes of hardwork and success.

On Bayi, the Managing Director said, “the fact that you reached the zenith of your career at Julius Berger underscores your person, persona and diligence. And like the Chairman has just said, you were always willing to help and supportive. You were a mediator; you were a guiding light and I hope we can continue to tap from your well of wisdom even in your retirement.”

The outgoing Executive Director, Administration, Bayi said “the elaborateness of the milestone event brought out the emotional side in him saying that, I am truly proud to have belonged to the distinguished Julius Berger family.”

Among those present at the high profile event were: several members of the Board of Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, members of the company’s Management Team, delegations from Regional offices of the company within the country and Republic of Benin, Representatives of the Emir of Zazzau and Hadejia Emirates as well as the Deputy Chief of Staff to President Ahmed Bola Tinubu, Senator Ibrahim Hassan Hadeija, former Deputy Chief of Staff to the President, Mr. Ade Ipaye, former minister of State, Works, Power and Housing, Alh. Suleiman Zarma, former minister of State, Works and later, Transport, Bldr Muazu Sambo Jaji, family members of some of the honoured staff among others.