The newly appointed Managing Director of News Agency of Nigeria Mr Buki Ponle, has expressed his commitment towards the welfare of members of staff of the agency.
Mr Ponle said this during his address to the management staff when he assumed office on Tuesday in Abuja. The managing director said;
“I am on a mandate here; I have not come to play football. I am on a mandate and it cannot be achieved without your support.
“I need your support; I need your prayers; I need your commitment to carry NAN to a greater height than we have and believe with your support we can go beyond the sky.
“You are all hard-working there is no doubt about it. If there is no money or if there is fund paucity, that can be addressed but let’s put our best into it.
“Even if I had to forfeit my salary to pay staff welfare, I will do that because I want success.”
“I cannot do it alone; please show me that you genuinely belong to the happy, united News Agency of Nigeria that I left.”
“Please work with me, with your hearts and we shall deliver.”
Up till the time of his appointment, Mr Ponle was the Chief Executive Officer and the Editor-in-Chief of the Nigerian Expression, an online publication established in 2017.