Akpabio tasks new Perm. Sec. on infrastructural development
Minister of Niger Delta, Godswill Akpabio has tasked the incoming Permanent Secretary, Olusade Adesola, to ensure the actualization of the vision of the President to take the Niger Delta region to the “Next Level” by adding enduring infrastructural development to the region.
The Minister gave the charge at his meeting with the outgoing Permanent Secretary, Didi Walson-Jack and the incoming Permanent Secretary, Olusade Adesola in Abuja. Akpabio also charged Adesola on projects and programmes monitoring to ensure that there is value for money spent, so that the Ministry does not end up paying for jobs that are not well executed.
According to him, the Ministry is liaising with the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), to change the paradigm and reposition the body particularly after the forensic audit so that all the necessary governance structure can be put in place. Akpabio commended Walson-Jack for her contribution and dedication to the services of the Ministry.
Minister of State, Tayo Alasoudura, commended the outgoing Permanent Secretary, saying her replacement is expected to sustain the spirit of teamwork and respect for constituted authority. Adesola called for continued corporation, adding that the strategies may be different but the essence is to achieve the same goal.