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Adesola takes over from Ohaa as FCT Permanent Secretary

7th Sep, 2020 | By Anthony Ogunleye| ||

Mr. Olusade Adesola has assumed duties as new Permanent Secretary of Federal Capital Territory (FCT)). The development followed the receipt of hand-over notes from the former Permanent Secretary, Sir Chinyeaka Ohaa, in a ceremony witnessed by FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, and other senior staff of FCT Administration (FCTA).

Malam Bello described Sir Ohaa as a problem solver and pillar of support. According to the Minister, Sir Ohaa never shied away from difficult situations, a trait which he added he (Minister) found very useful in the running of the affairs of FCTA, adding that the job of Permanent Secretary of the nation's capital's bureaucracy was not an easy one. Wishing the outgoing Permanent Secretary success in his new place of posting at the Federal Ministry of Power, Malam Bello urged him to be an ambassador of FCTA and support the Administration when needed.

He also informed the new Permanent Secretary that he would be working with a very large bureaucracy made of very competent individuals with a tremendous amount of institutional memory. He urged the new Permanent Secretary to leverage the experience of FCTA's workforce to deliver on the mandate of President Muhammadu Buhari. Earlier, Sir Ohaa had appreciated the opportunity given to him to serve alongside the FCT Minister and Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, as well as the staff of FCTA. He particularly commended health workers led by the Health and Human Services Secretary, Dr. Muhammad Kawu, who put their lives on the line in the fight against COVID-19.

Sir Ohaa urged all staff to give the new Permanent Secretary their cooperation and support in discharge of his duties. The new Permanent Secretary, Mr. Adesola, who was until his appointment Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Niger Delta, expressed his desire to facilitate the work of the Minister towards delivering on the mandate of President Buhari. He commended the Minister for his passion and dedication to work and described Sir Ohaa as his boss with whom he had worked closely in the past.

Present at the event were Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Niger Delta, Dr Babayo Ardo, Chief of Staff to FCT Minister, Malam Bashir Mai- Bornu, Senior Special Assistant to Minister of State, FCT, Professor M.T Usman, and heads of various Mandate Secretariats, Departments and Agencies of FCTA.

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