The new permanent secretary, Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, Mr. Bitrus Nabasu, has promised to provide better working conditions for staff of the ministry in order to achieve the implementation of decisions and policies set by government for the nation.
Addressing staff members during a town hall meeting yesterday in Abuja, the perm sec, who assumed duty last week emphasized that the essence of service was the implementation of decisions and policies set by government.
Nabasu while acknowledging the achievements of the ministry urged the staff to support the minister in his drive to achieve the targets set for him by President Muhammadu Buhari. He further urged the staff to cooperate and support him in order to build on his past achievements over the past couple of years.
Speaking further, he disclosed that the prices of crude oil has been fluctuating in the global market, noting that the advent of COVID-19 was an ‘eye opener’ to Nigerians to know that the time had come for us to diversify our economy and that we could no longer depend on oil alone to prosper as a country.
He called on the staff to leverage on the advantages which the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy offer in the area of digitalization of the nation’s economy in order to achieve the mandate of the ministry and hasten the development of the national economy.
He urged the staff to be committed to their duties, be punctual and work with sincerity.
According to him, “the service to the nation cannot be adequately remunerated; it is a service of sacrifices”.
He emphasized the need for the building of the nation’s economy through the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy “to write our name on the sands of time”.
A statement by the deputy director, information and public relations, Philomena Abiamuwe-Mowete, said while responding to the avalanche of issues earlier raised by the staff of the ministry, Nabasu assured that he would work in collaboration with the management to liaise with relevant authorities concerned to ensure they are adequately addressed.
He told the staff his emphasies would be on the provision of working tools, conducive environment, and training of staff as much as the available resources could take in order to add value to their lives and they in turn add value to the system.
Speaking earlier, the director who was overseeing the office of the permanent secretary, Dr. Nonye Nwachukwu thanked and appreciated the staff for cooperating with her during the short period of overseeing the office of the permanent secretary.
She assured the staff that the coming of the permanent secretary to the ministry was a new dawn of love and peace among staff and described the perm sec as a man with reputable leadership qualities, experienced, intelligent and very peaceful.