By Etuka Sunday
The Minister of Power, Engr. Sale Mamman and Minister of State for Power, Godwin Jedi-Agba yesterday assumed duties with the pledge to turnaround the current power failures in the country.
They stated this, while addressing Directors, Heads of Departments and Agencies on assumption of duties at the first meeting held at the Mininstry’s Headquarters, Abuja.
Engr. Mamman noted that the Power Sector is not only the central nervous system, but also the indispensable vehicle for the delivery of all government policies as they relate to the social, economic and industrial development of any country.
He assured that he and the Minister of State, are committed to providing a conducive working environment in the Ministry for all to contribute their quota to the new course of action in taking the sector to the “Next Level”.
According to him, “I can assure you of my diligence and sense of commitment. I intend to apply myself totally to this assignment in order to justify the confidence entrusted on me by Mr. President and by extension, all Nigerians”.
While giving assurance that his door would be open to all, the Minister stated that “I also intend to operate an open door policy to avail every staff, no matter their status, the opportunity to contribute their quota to the new course of action. I will welcome every information or advice that would enhance our efficiency”.
In his remarks, the Permanent Secretary, Louis Edozien expressed delight at the appointment of the duo, and pledged the readiness of the Management and staff of the Ministry to support and cooperate with them to make their tenure a success.