Alhaji Kabiru Tanimu Turaki, (SAN) assumes duty as Hon. Minister of special duties in the presidency

Tanimu Turaki, (SAN) has assumed duty on Thursday 7th February, 2013 in the Special Duties Ministry with a challenge to the staff of the Ministry to double their efforts and work hard to achieve President Jonathan’s transformation Agenda.

The Minister was speaking  in Abuja during his maiden meeting with the Top Management Staff when he received some briefs from the Permanent Secretary, Dr. Henry Akpan.

In his remarks, the Minister thanked the Permanent Secretary, Directors and top management staff of the office, stating that he is a team player, who is ready to carry everybody along, to achieve the mandate of the Ministry.

Stressing further, Barrister Turaki enjoined the staff of the office to maximize their Human Potential in the line of duty to ensure maximum output, even as he takes cognizance of the fact that every human being is endowed with certain qualities which when harnessed could bring out the best for the betterment of the society.

“We must strategize to surmount challenges and any impediment in the course of our duties because challenges would strengthen our resolve to achieve results” He added.

The Minister assured, the staff of the Ministry that he would do all within his power to reposition the office now that it has reverted back to a full fledged Ministry.

The Minister noted the financial challenges faced by the office and assured that, the Ministry would make a comprehensive and detailed presentation to the Presidency covering all aspects of our mandate for consideration, emphasizing however that every kobo allocated will be judiciously utilized and accounted for.To this end, the Minister prayed God to grant us the strength and ability to serve our father land better.
Speaking earlier, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry Dr. Henry Akpan briefed the Minister on the activities and core mandates of the office pointing out some teething challenges of the office to include, inadequate funding and lack of office accommodation amongst others.

Dr. Akpan informed the Minister that now that the office has reverted to a full fledged Ministry effort would be made to bring in other departments necessary for the smooth running of the ministry.

He assured the Minister that the staff are ready to cooperate and work with him, adding, that the office had been able to implement most of its core mandate in spite of inadequate   funding in 2012.

8th February, 2013

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