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Environment ministers pledge problem-solving programmes, policies

The newly sworn-in Minister of Environment, Dr. Mohammed Mahmoud Abubakar, has disclosed that he will assiduously work with all key stakeholders to design problem-solving programmes and development-targeted policies that will help tackle ecological problems and other environmental issues and concerns across the country.

New Environment Ministers
L-R: Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Environment, Mrs Ibukun Odusote; Minister of State for Environment, Barr Sharon Ikeazoh; and Minister of Environment, Dr Mohammed Mahmoud Abubakar, in a discussion when the two ministers assumed duties on August 21, 2019

Dr. Mahmoud, who stated this upon his resumption of office at the ministry on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, assured that he would work together with the new Minister of State, Barrister Sharon Ikeazor, to take the ministry to an enviable “Next Level” as championed by the Buhari-led administration.

He also assured that he woud run an open-door policy of welcoming diverse recommendations, views and suggestions by stakeholders, stressing that FMENV is a strategic Ministry that has the potential to fast-track socio-economic growth, while enhancing well-being of populace.

The new Minister of Environment noted that concerted efforts are required by stakeholders, Boards and Parastatal under the ministry, together with development partners, to achieve Mr. President’s vision for the ministry.

On her part, Ikeazor, the new Minister of State for Environment, said though the task ahead might be onerous, herself and the minister are imbued with requisite leadership and administrative pedigree to deliver “excellently and brilliantly” so as to take the environment sector to a greater height.

She solicited cooperation from heads of departments, boards and agencies under the ministry, while assuring them of her total support.

Welcoming the two ministers, the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Mrs. Ibukun Odusote, pledged the unwavering support, cooperation and synergy of staff of the ministry and its agencies towards the attainment of set objectives.

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