The Hon. Minister, Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, Sen. Godswill Akpabio, CON, has welcomed the redeployed Minister of State for Labour and Productivity Sen. Tayo Alasoadura to the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs.
Senator Akpabio with the Permanent Secretary, Mrs. Didi Walson-Jack, mni, and Management staff of the Ministry received the newly redeployed Minister on Wednesday, September 25th, 2019 after the Federal Executive Council meeting.
While welcoming the Minister of State, Sen. Akpabio noted that he had personally welcomed the Minister of State during the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting and extolled the fine qualities of the Minister of State, having served with him in the 8th National Assembly.
Senator Akpabio thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for giving him the opportunity to work together once again, with the Senator and noted that the people of Niger Delta will forever appreciate the efforts of Mr. President in the region.
He commended the outgoing Minister of State Mr. Festus Keyamo, SAN, for his passion for the development of the Niger Delta region, adding that he is looking forward to working with him in future and hoped that Keyamo will continue in that same zeal in his new Ministry.
Senator Tayo Alasoadura in his remarks, noted that the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs is not completely new to him having been a member of the Senate Committee on Niger Delta Affairs. He also noted that his knowledge of the Ministry’s mandate will give him the insight to move the Ministry forward.
He expressed his delight to be in the Ministry and thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for giving him the rare privilege. He also promised to use his meticulous skills to harness the uncommon brain in the Ministry to develop uncommon approach to issues and ensure that all targets are met.
Speaking earlier, the Permanent Secretary Mrs. Didi Walson-Jack, said the passion for the development of Niger Delta region is what drives the Ministry and that the Management and staff are ready to work assiduously with the Ministers to ensure that the mandate of the Ministry is achieved.
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30th September 2019.