Career civil servant Rasei calls it a day

Fiji Parliament's former manager Research, Science, Technology and Environment Nikotimo Rasei is being garlanded by Parliament staff Tirisiane Logavatu at his farewell. Picture: SUPPLIED

Fiji Parliament's former manager Research, Science, Technology and Environment Nikotimo Rasei is being garlanded by Parliament staff Tirisiane Logavatu at his farewell. Picture: SUPPLIED

Update: 2:46PM THE Fijian Parliament farewelled one of its long-serving staff last week.

Former school teacher Nikotimo Rasei was thanked and commended for his contribution during his two-year tenure with the institution.

Mr Rasei was the Manager Research, Science, Technology and Environment during his term at Parliament.

He was a dedicated career civil servant of about 31 years, 16 years of which he spent as a teacher. 

Secretary-general to Parliament Viniana Namosimalua said Mr Rasei had been a great colleague and friend for them in Parliament.

“You have made a lasting impression on the lives of the students you have taught and your colleagues here in Parliament. We are going to miss you but this isn’t goodbye as we know you will keep in touch and we will cross paths again now and then,” Ms Namosimalua said.

Mr Rasei encouraged the staff members to work to the best of their abilities. 

“Come what may, do your work to your level best and always adhere to the rules and regulations, and the codes of conduct of the organisation. Always remember that you represent the organisation you work for, even when you are not at work. Your behaviour and how you carry yourself speaks volume of your organisation,” Mr Rasei said.