Akpabio Lauds MNDA Awardees

Hon. Minister, Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator (Dr.) Godswill Akpabio, CON, has applauded recipients of the Presidential Civil Service Merit Awards for their outstanding performances in their various schedules in the Ministry.

The Minister commended the recipients when they presented the awards to him in his office on Thursday 3rd October, 2019. The presentation was witnessed by the Permanent Secretary, Mrs. Didi Walson-Jack, mni, and other Management Staff of the Ministry.

Akpabio charged the recipients, the Director, Community Development and Education, Mrs Lauren Braide and Deputy Director, Department of Housing Development, Oloruntola Olufemi to see the award as a call for higher service and greater responsibilities.

Speaking on behalf of the recipients Mrs. Lauren Braide, the Director Community Development and Education said that “we are humbled for this recognition. To whom much is given, more is desired we will not disappoint the Ministry, will continue to do our best”.

Mrs. Braide indicated that she came into the Civil Service through National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Merits Award and she is also a recipient of Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF) Recommendation award. Mrs. Braide has also received similar award when she was in the Ministry of Police Affairs, in 2012.

Deworitshe Patricia,
Head (Press & Public Relations)
Thursday 4th October, 2019

Dir. Planning, Research & Statistics, bows out of Service

It was mixed feelings of joy and nostalgia for the retiring Director of Planning, Research and Statistics as he spent his last day in the office as a Civil Servant on Friday 4th October, 2019.

Dr. Sam Eno leaves service on 6th October, 2019 as he clocks 60 years, the mandatory age of retirement.

Colleagues gathered together in the office of the Permanent Secretary to bid him goodbye and wish him a peaceful retirement.

The retiring Director said he had a wonderful working relationship with his colleagues and Staff of the Ministry. He said his exit is emotional, but he is glad he is going back to his first constituency, which Is Film Production.

He expressed his profound gratitude to God for seeing him throughout his service years.

Deworitshe Patricia
Head (Press & PR)
Friday 4th October, 2019

Sen. Akpabio welcomes Sen. Alasoadura to MNDA

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.

Deworitshe, Patricia
Head (Press & Public Relations)
30th September 2019.

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