Change broadens knowledge in civil service, says new Police Affairs perm-sec


By Olugbenga Salami

Newly appointed Permanent Secretary in ty Ministry of Police Affairs, Dr. Nasir Sani-Gwazor, has said that change is inevitable for civil servants as it broadens their knowledge and ability to impact and share skills acquired in various places they had served as accounting officers in the past.

Speaking during official handing over between him and his predecessor, Mr. Abel Olumuyiwa Enitan over the weekend at the ministry’s headquarters in Abuja, Sani-Gwazor noted that “posting of civil servants is a blessing and not a difficult movement in transmission, but an opportunity to acquire more knowledge, skills and experience in the public service.”

The new permanent-secretary, according to a statement by the Deputy Director of Press in the ministry, Bolaji Oladimeji, added that the most essential thing in public service is to positively impact on the people’s lives.

“Directorate cadre is the backbone of the civil service and quality of the permanent secretary’s functions is tied to the quality output of directors in the ministry and this can be facilitated through cooperation and understanding,” Sani-Gwazor stressed.

Earlier, the outgone permanent secretary said that government officials must always think about the value they can add to the system to make it different, noting that the directors of the ministry are diligent, energetic, proactive and constitute one of the best that could be found in the system.

“The kind of cooperation and support received from the team is unprecedented and the robust and moderate achievements today in the ministry is by their support. In the ministry, we have staff who know their onions, who have the drive, the ability, and patriotic disposition to get things done,” Enitan told his successor.

It would be recalled that Sani-Gwazor was the permanent secretary in the former Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development before his redeployment to the Ministry of Police Affairs.