The Management of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC) has congratulated outgoing Director of Administration, Mr. Felix Adeku, on his achievements and dedication to work over the past years in office.
In a short ceremony held at the GAEC Guesthouse in Accra to mark his 60th birthday anniversary as well as bid him farewell on his retirement, Professor Benjamin J.B. Nyarko, Director-General of GAEC, recounted difficult times they shared together. He described Mr. Adeku as a comforter and a confidant whose judgment during critical decision-making moments always prevailed.
According to Prof. Nyarko, the Director’s endurance to pressure at all times, including odd hours, was amazing and stemmed from his passion to see GAEC succeed. He described the Director’s retirement as an enviable one, adding that “a leader’s struggle is real.”
The Deputy Director-General of the Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NRA), Prof. I.J.K Aboh, extended his appreciation to the wife and children of the Director of Administration and commended them for their unprecedented love, patience, and support for the Director during his active years in office.
Prof. Aboh who was once the Deputy Director-General of GAEC disclosed that Mr. Adeku worked tirelessly from one institute of GAEC to another to restore peace and good interpersonal working relationship among the staff. He added that Mr. Adeku had a unique and subtle way of addressing issues, regardless of their complex nature.
Mr. Felix Adeku joined GAEC in 1992 and served for 28 years in various capacities. He served as a Scientific Secretory at the Biotechnology and Nuclear Agriculture Research Institute (BNARI), Director of the National Nuclear Research Institute (NNRI), Head of General Services, and finally retired after serving for 8 years as Director of Administration.
He was presented with a citation by GAEC Management and the Technology Transfer and Marketing Centre (TTMC), respectively. Additional items that were presented to him as a sign of gratitude by the GAEC Secretariat, Welfare and Pensions Department included a 48-inch smart television, a refrigerator, and an air conditioner.
On his part, Mr. Adeku expressed joy at the love and support shown him by Management and the entire staff of GAEC throughout his stay in office. He was confident that the competent and hardworking staff of GAEC would continue to work in line with the vision of GAEC to achieve milestones.
Mr. Adeku ended with a Bible quotation from Romans 10:11 – 13 and prayed for the peace of God to lead staff and GAEC to success.
By: GAEC Multimedia/TTMC