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New Environment Ministry’s Perm-Sec urges staff to uphold service ethics

Following the announcement by the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folashade Yemi-Esan, of posting and redeployment of Federal Permanent Secretaries as approved by President Muhammadu Buhari, the new Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Environment, Mr Abel Olumuyiwa Enitan, has assumed office, tasking staff of the ministry to maintain the ethics of Federal Civil Service with professionalism and discipline.

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Minister of State for Environment, Sharon Ikeazor (middle); new Permanent Secretary, Mr Abel Olumuyiwa-Enitan (left), and the out-going Acting Permanent Secretary, Dr Bolatito Obisesan during the handing-over ceremony

Enitan, who was redeployed from the Federal Civil Service Commission, also emphasised the need for collective efforts towards the success of the of the environment sector in line with the aspirations of President Buhari’s administration.

Speaking at a brief handing over ceremony in Abuja on Friday, September 4, 2020, Enitan said officials of the ministry have been doing a great job going by the progress recorded by the Ministry and howt its programmes and policies have impacted issues of climate change, the ecosystems and other environmental challenges in the country.

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“Therefore, I am not here to re-invent the wheel but rather to work with you like a family to achieve the mandates of the ministry,” he stated.

Describing his posting to the Federal Ministry of Environment as a privilege, Enitansaid that the Ministry is one whose policies positively on impact the nation and the lives of its people.

While calling for the full support of staff of the ministry, he encouraged them to uphold the ethics of the Civil Service through hard work, discipline and respect for superiors no matter the challenges they may encounter in the course of discharging their duties.

Director of Planning, Research and Statistics of the ministry, Dr Bolatito Obisesan, called on the directors of the ministry to extend their experiences and cooperation to the new Permanent Secretary so that they could both make the mandates of the ministry to be more successful.

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“We have been able to raise the mandate of this ministry to greater heights in the last few months when I was overseeing the office of the Permanent Secretary .

“This could be attributed to the loyalty, dedication and hard work of the directors and staff,” she noted. 

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