By Mashe Umaru Gwamna
The new Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Environment, Leon Lawrence Alibooh has assumed office, with a call on staff to maintain high degree of professionalism to sustain the laudable initiatives and programmes in the environment sector.
While addressing senior management staff of the Ministry during the takeover ceremony, Aliboh 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.
A statement signed by the Director Press Saghir el Mohammed said the Permanent Seccretary solicited for their cooperation towards actualizing the Change Agenda of the present Administration,
especially in the areas of Ogoniland cleanup, erosion control and various environmental challenges affecting the ecosystem.
He add that he has 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 emphasized 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, Dr Bolatilo Obesesan has been overlooking the activities of the office of the Permanent Secretary following the retirement of Dr. Shehu Mahmud Ahmed early last month.
Dr Obesesan urged the Directors of 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.