The Director, Finance, MNDA, Mr Moses Okpo (left)
presenting the handover note to the new Permanent Secretary,
Mr. Aminu Aliyu Bisalla (right)
The Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs on Monday 8th January 2018, officially welcomed a new Permanent Secretary, Aminu Aliyu Bisalla to take charge of the administrative activities of the Ministry.
Mr. Bisalla who said his mission was to provide support the Minister and the Minister of State in carrying out the Ministry’s mandate, called on staff to re-energise the team spirit in the Ministry in the discharge of their duties.
A statement from the ministry signed by the Director, Press and Public Relations, Mashall Gundu quoted the Permanent Secretary as saying that “the success of the ministry lies in team work,” adding that as a specialised ministry, the ministry of Niger Delta Affairs has so much to do.
The new Permanent Secretary pledged to run a ‘very transparent and accountable office that would guarantee efficiency and effectiveness in the running of government’s business.’ He called on staff to review the activities of their respective offices in order to identify areas where things should be done differently, toward making life better for the people of the Niger Delta region and Nigeria in general,” he reiterated.
Earlier, the Director of Finance in the ministry who supervised the office of the Permanent Secretary, Mr. Moses Chimereze Okpo while handing over to the incoming Permanent Secretary said: “I have dressed in a borrowed robe for some time; I can now concentrate in handling the affairs of my office now.”
He welcomed the new Accounting Officer to the Ministry, saying the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs was set up to carry out intervention programmes and projects in the Niger Delta region. Mr. Okpo assured the new Permanent Secretary of the support and cooperation of management and staff of the Ministry towards the development of the Niger Delta Region and Nigeria.
Until his redeployment into the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, Mr. Aminu Aliyu Bisalla was the Permanent Secretary, General Services Office in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF).