Benjamin Umerah, outgoing permanent secretary (emeritus), Anambra State Ministry of Information and Public Enlightenment, has urged staff of the ministry to always work as a team to actualise their goals.
Umerah made the call while admonishing some senior staff who rallied to bid him fare well out of the information ministry.
The permanent secretary had been on contract service to the ministry, handed over to Obiageliaku Umeadi, the most senior staff in the ministry, an acting director of Information.
Umeadi also handed over her former office to Tony Nweke also in acting capacity.
Umerah was recently appointed as senior special adviser, SSA, on Administration to the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters by Governor Willie Obiano.
He urged the staff to support the acting Permanent Secretary, to ensure her success in her new tasks.
“I want you people to rally round her. Please, give her the support she needs whether she asked for it or not,’’ he urged.
He, enjoined Umeadi not to shy away from responsibilities nor work alone as that would hinder the success of the ministry.
“Every department must be integrated into the success story of the ministry,’’ Umerah admonished
“Instead of confronting issues alone, strive to always seek the views of your colleagues, especially the heads of the departments to bring in their comments and advice to forge ahead.
“You must strive also to maintain discipline in the ministry and work with humility.
“Do not charge at any staff. Call any erring head of department to order.
“Call him or her to throw more light on whatever he or she has articulated before you. That is the way to go,’’ the outgoing perm sec said.
Umerah, then, called on Ifeoma Iloegbuna, the head, Accounts Department, to always help the acting perm sec on financial matters.
The acting perm sec commended Umerah for his dogged efforts and contributions toward uplifting the ministry.
She promised to follow in his footsteps in lifting the ministry high.
– May 11, 2018 @ 16:32 GMT |