By Tosin Kolade
Alhaji Shehu Shinkafi, the newly deployed permanent secretary to the Federal Ministry of Water Resources and Sanitation, has pledged accountability in delivering the mandate of the ministry for water resources management.
He made the commitment when he took over from Mrs Didi Walson-Jack, who was redeployed to the Federal Ministry of Education.
Shinkafi, a seasoned accountant and administrator, expressed his commitment to fostering collaboration with the ministry’s staff, emphasising the importance of work ethics and dedication to duties.
He introduced an open-door policy and called for the cooperation of all staff to effectively fulfill the ministry’s mandate.
Shinkafi extended his gratitude to President Bola Tinubu, for the opportunity to serve in the Federal Ministry of Water Resources and Sanitation.
He urged diligent performance from the ministry’s staff in their respective roles.
The new permanent secretary pledged to work harmoniously with the staff to achieve the outlined objectives of the priority areas of water and sanitation Sector.
Emphasising the significance of accountability, Shinkafi pledged to elevate the ministry’s efforts for the benefit of all Nigerians.
In her handover address, Walson-Jack expressed appreciation to the ministry, agencies’ staff, and stakeholders in the water resources and sanitation sector, for their support during her tenure.
She welcomed her successor and assured him of the commitment and resourcefulness of the water and sanitation team.
Mrs Phoebe Nwandu, the Director of Special Duties at the ministry, acknowledged the event as a transition of responsibilities from one capable leader to another.
She expressed gratitude to the outgoing permanent secretary for her exemplary and visionary leadership.
Welcoming Shinkafi, Nwandu urged all ministry staff to collaborate and work effectively to achieve its mandate.
Shinkafi, a Fellow Certified National Accountant (FCNA) from the Shinkafi Emirate of Zamfara State, brings a wealth of experience to his new role.
His notable service includes positions in the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs, Federal Ministry of Finance, and most recently in the Special Services Office at the Secretary to the Government of the Federation. (NAN) www.nannews.ng
Edited by Sadiya Hamza