L- R: The new Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, Mr Ernest Afolabi Umakhihe receiving handing over note from Director Overseeing the Office of the Permanent Secretary, Engr.Yemi Oguntominiyi.
By Daniel Tyokua
The new Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, Ernest Umakhihe has assured Nigerians that the ministry would continue to deliver in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s projects roadmap.
At the formal handing and taking over of affairs of the Ministry on Tuesday, Umakhihe said his target is to evolve measures that will actualize the president’s Next Level Agenda.
A statement from the Director press and Public relations, Boade Akinola quoted the permanent secretary as saying,“Mine is to make sure I am able to mobilize all of us to work in achieving the mandate of Mr. President’s Next Level Agenda and of course our Minister, and I promise you, we will all work as a team.
“I am open and transparent in all my work and I do hope you will extend same to me in the course of our duties,” he said.
Also, the Director of highway construction and Rehabilitation, Yemi Oguntominiyi expressed confidence that the new Permanent Secretary would move the Ministry to greater heights due to his robust experience having served in similar capacity in other Federal Government establishments.
Oguntominiyi who described the staff of the Ministry as competent, diligent and experienced assured the Permanent Secretary of the unalloyed support and loyalty of management and staff of the Ministry.