Samuel Bello, Abuja
Newly-appointed Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Environment, Leon Aliboh, has resumed office.
The announcement was made by the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Ekanem Oyo-Ita.
Aliboh, while addressing senior management staff of the ministry at a brief taking over ceremony, called on staff to maintain high degree of professionalism to sustain the laudable initiatives and programmes in the environment sector.
He said officials of the Ministry have been doing a great job going by the general progress recorded by the Ministry and the impact its programmes and policies have imparted on Nigerians.
He solicited their cooperation towards actualising the Change Agenda of the present Administration, especially in the areas of Ogoniland cleanup, erosion control and various environmental challenges affecting the ecosystem.
Aliboh, who said he had had close working relationship with the Environment sector for over two decades, enjoined the staff to continue to contribute their fittest quota towards the development of the sector.
He emphasised on the need for team work, commitment, patriotic zeal and working as a family so as to frontally tackle the myriads of challenges facing Nigeria’s ecosystem and climate change.
“I pray and hope that we will together form a veritable team spirit in the discharge of our mandate, so that together we will improve our national indices in this sector”, he stressed.
Earlier, the Director of Human Resource Management, who has been overseeing the activities of the office of the Permanent Secretary following the retirement of Dr. Shehu Mahmud Ahmed, early last month, Dr. Bolatilo Obisesan, called on the Directors in the Ministry to extend their experiences and cooperation to the new Permanent Secretary so that they could both make the mandate of the Ministry more successful.
She expressed optimism that the new Permanent Secretary would bring his wealth of experience to bear in steering the ship of leadership in the Ministry.