DG SON Mallam Farouk Salim making his remarks at the event

Mrs Kehinde flanked by DG SON and Engr. Kehinde the husband.



The rain could not the deter the retirement party organised by the Laboratory Services Directorate for its erstwhile Director, Mrs. Bosede Kehinde at the Ogba Laboratory Complex yesterday as it rained, yet the accolades kept on pouring in and the celebrations did not stop for the retired Director.

It was indeed a pleasant atmosphere to recognize and appreciate a rare gem after years of meritorious service, as SON sent forth Mrs. Mojisola Bosede Kehinde after 34years of National Service through Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) and her unquantifiable contributions to the growth of laboratory testing and quality assurance and the Organisation as a whole.

The Director General, Standards Organization of Nigeria, Mallam Farouk Salim in his remarks described the former Director as kind, intelligent, disciplined, humble, hardworking and friendly and wished that she could have served SON for much longer.

According to the DG,” in the 7 months I have worked with her all these qualities were shown as she was dedicated to her duties with a high sense of professionalism and therefore earned my respect.”

The Director General used the opportunity to wish her good health, long life and prosperity in her latter years, hoping that whenever the Organisation calls upon her to tap into her wealth of experience she would oblige positively.

Her predecessor, Dr. Barth Ugwu, Director Laboratory Services also described her as one of the best and that she deserves nothing less than encomiums for her hard work, resilience and her achievements in especially the laboratory and the Organisation at large.

According to Dr. Barth, while wishing her well in her future endeavors her hard work, professionalism and kind disposition is embedded in the annals of SON’s history he said.

In reaction, Mrs. Kehinde as she is fondly called was radiant with smiles and grateful to God, SON Management, staff, stakeholders, her husband and family for the time spent in SON while discharging her national duties.

She thanked everyone both past and present for contributing to her successes in the organisation. She also specially thanked the DG and CE for his support during the short time they worked together.

The encomiums kept pouring in as former colleagues and Staff of the Laboratory, her former personal staff and members of other departments recalled fond memories of her time in service, prominent amongst them were Dr. Mrs. Okunlola, Engr. Fred Akingbesote, Mrs. Yeside Akinlabi, Mrs. Talatu Ethan etc.

Other top Management staff that graced the event included the Chief of Staff to the DG Prof. Kunle Olobayo, Chief Emeka Duru, S.A to the DG, Dr. Justin Nickaf Director Corporate Affairs & SON Consult, Engr. Abner Timothy, Director Training Services, Mr. Isa Suleiman Coordinator SIM, Bola Fashina, D.D PR, Mr. Richard Adewumi D.D MSC, Mrs. Tosan Akosile, Head MANCAP, Mrs. Tessy Ojomo, Group Head ChemTech, Mrs. Mosumola Samuel, Head Consumer Feed-back & Collaboration, Mr. Ojoma, A.D Food Tech Lab

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