Nasarawa State Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, on Monday, 4th September, 2021, welcomed a new Permanent Secretary, Aminu Ibrahim Shammah.
Mr. Aminu Ibrahim who was posted from the Lands and Boundaries Commission took over from Kassimu Suleiman who retired after 35 years of meritorious service.
Shortly after the handing over ceremony, the new Permanent Secretary wished his predecessor a successful retirement, adding that he would judiciously utilize the duration of his assignment at the Ministry.
“I wish my predecessor and outgoing colleague a successful retirement.
“It’s my earnest prayer that the Government will look at his contributions and tenure in the Nasarawa State Civil Service and probably assign a particular office to him to handle, post-service.
“However, I wish to solicit for the unalloyed support of the Ministry’s Management and Staff during my stay here.
“But my message to you is to be dedicated to duty.
“I won’t tolerate truancy or late coming to work. If by 8.30 in the morning a staff is not at work, he or she shouldn’t bother coming to work again because it would be assumed you are absent from work.”
Earlier, Mr. Suleiman thanked Staff of the Ministry for their support to him during his eight months stay, and encouraged them to support his successor by putting in their best.
“In fact, the eight months I spent here at the Ministry have been an exciting and memorable experience.
“I enjoyed working in the Ministry; I enjoyed the cooperation of the Management and Staff, and not also forgetting series of activities I partook in, like the Sports Festival and National Youth Games Zonal Eliminations in Kwara State.
“I wish to urge the Management and Staff of the Ministry to give maximum support to the new Permanent Secretary by being committed and dedicated to duty.
“I also call on my successor to cooperate with the entire Ministry’s staff to run an effective leadership.”
He implored them not to compromise or derail the system and to always support their principals.
The new Permanent Secretary hails from Wamba Local Government Area of the State.