By Ismail Abdulaziz
The new Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Industries, Trade and Investment, Amb. Nura Rimi, has pledged to pursue vigorously the economic transformation agenda of President Bola Tinubu.
Rimi, who gave the assurance when he assumed office in Abuja, also expressed determination to achieve Tinubu’s target of revamping the industrial and economic sectors of the country.
The new accounting officer, who took over from Mrs Evelyn Ngige, said he was willing to work with the National Assembly for effective service delivery.
He said that the Renewed Hope Agenda of President Bola Tinubu on economic reforms would only be achieved through collaboration with stakeholders in different sectors.
“We aim to pursue vigorously the economic transformation agenda of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on revamping the industrial and economic sectors of the country.
“The ministry is key to the realisation of the cardinal policy framework of the present administration, and we will leave no stone unturned to make an effective implementation of this,” he said.
On the recent declaration by the House of Representatives Committee on Public Account for repayment of N75 billion COVID-19 fund, Rimi said the issue would be resolved.
He said that the ministry was making arrangements for a formal appearance before the Committee.
“I can assure the honourable house of our utmost respect and readiness to address the issue. We have reached out to the respected representatives, and I am sure something positive will come out of this engagement,” he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Rimi was the former Ambassador to Egypt, Eritrea and Palestine before being recalled to become a Permanent Secretary by Tinubu.
Doris Uzoka-Anite is the current Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, who was appointed by President Bola Tinubu in 2023.
The new Permanent Secretary applauded Uzoka-Anite for the excellent work she has started in repositioning the Ministry and pledged to galvanise the staff in effective and efficient service delivery.(NAN)
Edited by Isaac Aregbesola