New Perm Sec resumes in FMAFS, pledges to drive Renewed Hope Agenda in Agric sector


By Palma Ileye

Sequel to the recent deployment of Permanent Secretaries to man various Ministries by the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, HOCSF, Mr. Temitope Peter Fashedemi, has yesterday resumed duty as the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security.

This is contained in a press release issued to newsmen by Ezeaja Ikemefuna, Assistant Director, Information, For: Director, Information, FMAFS.

In a brief handover ceremony at the Ministry’s Conference Room, Mr. Fashedemi thanked the Ministers and the Staff of the Ministry for the warm reception accorded him on his arrival and pledged to drive the renewed hope agenda of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu in the agriculture sector geared towards achieving food and nutrition security as well as enhance the economic growth of the country.

He stated that the Agriculture sector was among the top four priority areas of the agenda of the Present Administration in terms food security, job creation, poverty alleviation and economic growth saying that, “I am a team player and as a family we are better positioned to achieve the mandate of the Ministry.”

The Permanent Secretary tasked the Directors on the need to support the Ministers to achieve their mandate in the Ministry which was to achieve food sufficiency and boost the economic.

Earlier in her welcome address, the Director, Human Resources Management, Mrs. Oluwatoyin Alade assured the incoming Permanent Secretary of the total support, loyalty and commitment of Management and Staff of the Ministry.