The newly deployed Permanent Secretary, Labour and Employment, Ismaila Abubakar, has called for unity of purpose among members of staff for better performance in the delivery of the mandate of the ministry.

He noted that operating as a united force, in peace and harmony, they would be able to tackle decisively all obstruction in their way to actualising government’s agenda in the Labour sector.

Abubakar spoke, as he assumed office as the Permanent Secretary, Labour and Employment, following redeployment from the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development.

Commending the team work already existing among them, the Permanent Secretary stated, “If you come as a united force, then naturally, all other issues that serve as deterrents against the accomplishment of your goals will be addressed.”

He promised to run an inclusive administration, and encouraged staff members to feel free to share ideas with him on solutions to the challenges of the Ministry.

Abubakar stated his resolve to provide good working environment for the staff to enhance their performance in the delivery of their functions.

The Permanent Secretary felt honoured to be appointed to contribute his quota to the Labour sector, and appreciated the warm reception accorded him by management and staff of the Ministry.

Speaking earlier, the Director Overseeing the Office of the Permanent Secretary, Chris Amadi, welcomed the Permanent Secretary to the Ministry, and pledged the support of management and staff of the Ministry and its parastatals to the success of his assignment.

“There’s a lot of work to be done, sir. I must tell you and we must be on our guard to be on track,” he said.

Amadi described Labour and Employment as a critical Ministry, noting that it is also involved in the six priority areas of the agenda of this administration and held a place in its success.

On hand to receive the Permanent Secretary were the directors of the Ministry, as well as heads of parastatals under the ministry.

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