New Ministers resume Mining Ministry, Pledge to Move Sector Forward

The newly appointed Ministers for Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, Architect Olamilekan Adegbite and Dr Uchechechukwu Sampson Ogah, resume duties today, 21st August, 2019, with a pledge to work assiduously to achieve the statutory mandates of the Ministry in line with the diversification of the economy of this administration.

The Ministers, who expressed satisfaction with the warm reception accorded them by the management staff of the ministry and Heads of agencies under the ministry, said team work is a panacea to the success, and promised to work as a team with a view to contributing to this administration’ s stride to lift the masses from poverty.

Adegbite said that for the ministry to achieve greatness there is need for concerted effort and cross breeding of ideas. He emphasized the multi nature of corruption and the need for the ministry to be outstanding in the fight to curb the menace in the society.

According to him, the present administration has taken steps to take out hundred million Nigerians out of poverty in next ten years, saying that he and his Minister of State have resolved to work assiduously to contribute in achieving forty percent of it within the next four years.
Earlier the Permanent Secretary Dr Abdulkadir Mu’azu while welcoming the Ministers said that one peculiar strength that the former ministers had was the ‘brotherhood’ that existed among them. He said that Dr. Fayemi and Hon. Bawa did their best by injecting life into the ministry, noting that with the antecedents of the present ministers the ministry is geared towards total revolution for better results.

Mu’azu reiterated the commitment of the management and staff of the ministry to support the ministers to achieve greatness during their tenure.

He emphasized on the strategic position of the ministry in the economic diversification policy of the Mohammadu Buhari led administration, and pledged the unalloyed support of management and staff of the ministry and its agencies to achieve targets set for them.

Timothy Akpoili
AD (Press)
For: Director (Press)