By Miriam Humbe
The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo has stated that he and the minister of state would work assiduously to deliver on the mandate given to them by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo and Amb. Mariam Yalwaji Katagum who resumed office immediately after their inauguration as Minister and Minister of State respectively, disclosed that they will repose the confidence given to them by the President.
A statement signed by Deputy Director Press, Mr. Ibrahim Haruna said Mr. Adebayo acknowledged the enormous task for the staff to discharge their duties diligently within the four years of the present administration, saying, “We are in the Ministry to achieve result and we will work out work plan to move the ministry forward in terms of economic growth and job creation”, assuring also of staff motivation to deliver on the ministry’s policies and progammes.
Earlier,the Minister of State, Amb. Mariam Yalwaji Katagum commended President Buhari for finding them worthy for the appointment and promised to work vigorously to achieve on the mandate given by the President.
Yalwayi said, “We will not let the system down,” and further solicited for the support of the staff to work as a team to achieve result.
Permanent Secretary, Mr. Edet Sunday Akpan welcomed them, assuring them of the unalloyed support of the staff to achieve the Ministry’s mandate.
Mr. Akpan disclosed that the Ministry’s mandate is to create an enabling environment to stimulate industrialization, accelerate domestic and foreign direct investment and to ensure a coordinated and integrated approach to Nigeria’s Trade policy.
He thereafter presented them with the handover notes containing an extract of the achievements and report of the ministry from 2015- 2019.