From left, Chief Richard Onwuka Egbule, Acting Chairman, Ekpo Nta and the Commission Secretary, Engr David Nkiyaa.
An Acting Chairman, Ekpo Nta, is to over see the operations of National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission (NSIWC) as the tenure of the erstwhile Chairman Richard Onwuka Egbule elapsed pending the appointment of substantive Chairman.
While handing over to Nta who is the
Commissioner in-charge of Compensation in the Commission, the out gone Chairman charged the Staff to get acquainted with the Act establishing the Commission.
Egbule explained that it would enable them know the enormous contributions and importance of the Commission to the development of the Civil Service and overall welfare of Public Service and to avoid being a push over when it comes to salaries and wages administration in the country.
According to the Chief Press Secretary, Emma Njoku, Egbule described his ten years as the Executive Chairman as historical being the first to complete two tenure and the first Chairman as the pioneer staff of the Commission from inception in 1992.
Responding, the Acting Chairman, National Salaries Incomes and Wages Commission, Ekpo Nta, Esq who noted that anybody taking over from Chief Egbule must be stepping into a big shoe, because of his achievements in the Commission and called for the cooperation of Staff to lift the Commission to a greater height.
Ekpo Nta, who until his appointment was also former Chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Offences Commission, ICPC urged the staff to continue to uphold legacies of hard work, modesty and humility left behind by Chief Egbule.
Chief Richard Egbule started his working career as an Administrative Officer on grade level 08 in the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation and rose to the post of Chief Management Consultant in the same office in 1992.
He became a pioneer staff of the National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission in 1992 and worked with the pioneer Secretary, Chief A. O. Okafor to structure and build the Commission with the best professional practice.
This task, he carried out most diligently, producing the needed structural framework and manning levels of the Commission without the use of any external consultant.
He was later appointed Acting Head of the Compensation Department – one of six of such Departments in the Commission. As Acting Head of Department, he steered the Compensation Department to the prime position of the mainstay of the Commission.
From there he rose to Deputy Director in 1999 and became a Director, Compensation in January 2004, and appointed the Secretary to the Commission in 2006.
Chief Richard Onwuka Egbule, was appointed the Executive Chairman of the Commission by the President Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua in 17th August 2009. And 17th August marked his 10 years as the Executive Chairman.