R – L: Director (HRM), Mr. Okokon Ekanem, Permanent Secretary, Mr. Bitrus Bako Nabasu, Director (PRS), Dr. (Mrs). Nonye Nwachukwu.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, Mr. Bitrus Bako Nabasu, who assumed office last week, has held a town hall meeting with the staff of the Ministry and promised to provide better working environment for the staff in order to achieve the implementation of decisions and policies set by government for the nation. “The essence of Service is the implementation of decisions and policies set by Government,” he said.

Nabasu acknowledged the achievements of the Ministry, and urged the staff to further support the Honourable Minister in his drive to achieve the targets set for him by President Muhammadu Buhari. He also urged the Staff to cooperate and support him in order to build on his past achievements over the past years.

Speaking further, the Permanent Secretary disclosed that the prices of crude oil have been fluctuating in the global market, noting that the advent of COVID-19 remains an ‘eye opener’ to Nigerians to know that the time has come for us to diversify our economy and that we can no longer depend on oil alone to prosper as a country. He therefore called on the staff to leverage on the advantages which the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy offers in the area of digitalization of the nation’s economy to achieve the mandate of the Ministry and hasten the development of the national economy.

He urged the staff to be committed to their duties, remain punctual,

and work with sincerity. According to him, “the Service to the nation cannot be adequately   remunerated; it is a service of sacrifices,” he said. Nabasu emphasized the need for building the economy of Nigeria through the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy “to write our name on the sands of time.”

A statement signed by Philomena Abiamuwe-Mowete, Deputy Director/ Head (Information/Public Relations) said Bitrus Bako, while responding to the avalanche of issues earlier by the staff of the Ministry, assured that he would work in collaboration with the Management to liaise with relevant authorities concerned to ensure that they are adequately addressed.

According to him, his emphases would be on the provision of working tools, conducive environment, and training of staff as much as the available resources can take to add value to their lives. In turn, they are expected to add value to the system.

Speaking earlier, the Director who superintended the office of the Permanent Secretary, Dr. (Mrs) Nonye Nwachukwu thanked and appreciated the staff for cooperating with her during the short period of overseeing the office.  She assured the staff that the coming of the Permanent Secretary, Mr Nabasu to the Ministry is indeed a new dawn of love and peace among staff.  He described the Perm Sec as a man with reputable leadership qualities, experienced, intelligent and very peaceful.

Dr. (Mrs) Nwachukwu, Director (PRS) enjoined all staff to therefore support and rally round the Perm Sec with every sense of commitment and dedication so as to achieve the mandate of the Ministry.

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