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NARI honours retiring staff

Jan 5, 2016, 10:09 AM | Article By: Cherno Omar Bobb

The National Agricultural Research Institute (NARI) in collaboration with its staff association Thursday honoured its retiring staff.

During a ceremony held at NARI campus in Brikama, the retiring staff were awarded certificates and other valuable gifts for their dedication and hard work to the institution over the years.

The ceremony for the retirees who included research officials, drivers and support staff was the second annual event initiated by the institute’s director general, Ansumana Jarju.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Jarju said it is a government policy that when people reached 60 years, they are eligible for retirement, adding that every employee prays to retire one day.

He said the retiring staff of NARI can still serve the institute because “they are ambassadors of the institution”.

NARI DG called on other staff of the institute to work for the interest of the institution, saying it is important for one to leave a good legacy.

He noted they are pleased with the efforts the retiring staff have made towards the advancement of the institute.

Absa Jaw, director of research at NARI, reiterated that the institute is pleased with the work of the retirees over the year, adding that they (retirees) will be called upon when their services are needed.