Minster tasks Nigerians on commitment to duty

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By Aderogba George

Dr Tunji Alausa, the Minister of State for Health and Social Welfare, on Wednesday in Abuja urged Nigerians to be diligent at their places of work and business.

The Minister gave the advice at a dinner tagged “Industry Evening of Honours” organised in honour of Ms. Kachollom Daju, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Perm Sec. was honoured at the dinner by the West African Postgraduate College of Pharmacists with an Honorary Fellow of the college.

Alausa said that diligence, commitment, hardworking and transparency are the prominent virtues of every man, while calling on all Nigerians to possess these qualities.

He said that Daju, who was honoured with Honorary Fellow, possesses those hence the award.

“These qualities are things people should aspire for, Daju also has cerebral capacity, the way she attends to things in a very fair manner; she doesn’t discriminate against any profession’’, he said.

Alausa also described the Perm Sec as a team player and urged the younger ones to emulate her.

“Hard work, honesty, truthfulness and credibility matters in all what we do, we should maintaining high level of credibility in everything we do’’, Alausa said.

Dr Ibrahim Kana, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence, described the award bestowed on Daju as recognition of her hard work, fairness and dedication to duty.

“The group of Pharmacists has found her worthy of the honour because of her level of fairness and equity in the discharge of her duties in the ministry.

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“I join in congratulating her, she is always dedicated to her work and ready to learn and she has been doing that and she will continue with that.

“With Daju in the ministry of health, our journey to Universal Health Coverage (UHC) will be easier,” Kana said.

Dr Fidelis Ayebae, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Fidson Healthcare Plc, also said Daju has performed excellently in improving the health sector.

Ayebae commended the West African Postgraduate College of Pharmacists for finding Daju worthy of the honour.

He reminded the pharmacists of their crucial role in the development of the health sector.

While responding, Daju, thanked the organisers for the honour saying that it was not for her alone, but for those who believe in Nigerian’s health sector.

She said the Award would inspire her to do more, adding that government was ready to unlock the value chain embedded in Nigeria. (NAN)(www.nannews.ng)

Edited by Uche Anunne

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