New Niger Delta Ministry Perm Sec assumes office


…says proper planning will aid infrastructure development

By Emmanuel Obisue

Newly deployed Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, Engr. Olusesan Adebiyi, has pledged his commitment to ensuring good planning that will lead to development in the Niger Delta region, especially in the area of Infrastructure, education and empowerment.

The perm sec made this pledge at the reception ceremony held in the ministry in Abuja to usher him into office on Tuesday.

“Good planning will also help us to come out with better results, on this note, I want to appeal to us to rise up and work, let’s rise up and build, let’s rise up to get committed and serious.

“If you are not tired of stories of uncompleted buildings in the terrain, I am tired, I am not satisfied and I believe the Federal Government is not satisfied either,” he stated.

He also promised to help actualize the vision and mandate of the ministry, listing some pressing areas as environmental degradation, poverty alleviation, security and empowerment amongst others.

Engr. Adebiyi stressed that maximum calmness and peace would only be maintained in the region when projects are effectively executed for the alleviation of poverty and transformation of lives in the region.

He acknowledged that the challenges in the region though enormous especially in the area of construction works, would be surmounted with the right mindset and determination.

He therefore appealed for maximum cooperation of the staff of the Ministry in the bid to move the Niger Delta region forward.