Assistant Conservator General of the National Park Service, Alhaji Suleiman Yahaya has bowed out of service having served the nation for 35 years.
A pulling out ceremony was held for him on Monday at National Park Service office in Abuja.
Yahaya who hails from Bauchi State was born on April 18, 1964 in Giade, Giade Local Government Area of Bauchi State.
In his remarks, Dr Ibrahim Goni, the Conservator General of the Park described Yahaya as a highly meticulous Human Resource Manager.
He said that Yahaya made sure that the Service got appropriate manpower that lift the Service to its present level.
According to him, during Yahaya’s tenure, National Park Service had cordial relationship with staff and had built peace among them knowing their diverse ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds.
Goni advised him to identify some productive activities that would keep him busy and bring sustainable income.
“You should see retirement as the end of one phase in life and the beginning of another.
” As you bow out, the Service will miss your courage, objective advice and high sense of humour.
“Remember to keep in touch with your colleagues and friends as they are the extended members of your family,’’ he concluded.
Goni, however, said that the department of Human Resource Management would be overseen by Assistant Conservator General Yakubu Kolo pending the emergence of a substantive ACG.
Meanwhile, Yahaya urged members of staff to maintain uprightness so as to promote the National Park Service and move it to greater heights.
He also advised the staff to work hard to improve on what has been developed so far.
“We have given them the foundation, so they should be able to build on what we have done, and move the Park forward.
“I am still a consultant out there and can also be consulted”.
ACG Agboola Okeyoyin during his speech said the management of the Park appreciated Yahaya for his many years of dedicated service and the difference he has made in those memorable years.
“Your hard work and diligence have greatly benefited the Service and we hope that the remaining officers and men will strive to follow your example.
“While we honour your departure, we are confident that you will find the same success and happiness in retirement that you experienced during your service with the National Park,’’ he said.