The newly deployed Permanent Secretary of Federal Ministry of Water Resources, Mrs. Didi Walson-Jack, mni has emphasized “that this Ministry has a special mandate for the survival of our people and all who live in our Nation”
Mrs. Walson – Jack made the statement today, Wednesday 30th September, 2020 in Abuja when she assumed duty and took over from Mrs. Ekaro Comfort. C who retired as Permanent Secretary after 36 years of meritorious service to the Nation.
In her remark, she pointed out that we must be guided by the 9-priority Areas of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s Administration. “The Ministerial Mandate, which the Honorable Minister and the Permanent Secretary have committed to as key deliverables of the Ministry; the Federal Civil Service Strategy and Implementation Plan, 2017 – 2020, approved by the Federal Executive Council; and the Public Service Rules (PSR) Extant Circulars, Rules, Regulations, Laws and core principles and values of the Federal Civil Service as epitomized in EPIC culture being driven by our visionary and indefatigable Head of the Civil Service of the Federation” she said.
The Permanent Secretary opined that “as Federal Civil Servants, we have a right to safe and conducive work environment, to conditions of service, remuneration, compensation, welfare, and benefits that would motivate us to be productive. To this end, she promised to commit herself to regular interaction with the Union Leaders representing the different groups of workers and improving the line of communication between the Unions and Management.
She thanked all Directorate cadre staff and staff of the Ministry for the heart – warming welcome while praying for every one of us to be blessed with physical strength, the right disposition, courage and a sense of compassion, empathy, fairness and justice for the people we, to fulfill our duties in a perfectly satisfactory manner.
Earlier in her welcome address, the retiring Permanent Secretary, Mrs. Comfort Ekaro C. expressed her optimism that the staff of the Ministry will work well with the new Permanent Secretary.
She said she is happy that she is leaving the Civil Service after 36 years of hard work and dedication. She thanked the staff of the Ministry for a successful working relationship.
The handing over and resumption ceremony was attended by the Directors and staff of FMWR, some Directors from other Ministries, family members and friends of the new Permanent Secretary.
Kenechukwu Offie (Mrs.)