By Baba Shehu Oscu, Bauchi
The Permanent Secretary, Bauchi State Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Bala Musa Lukshi, has assured the former Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development of his readiness to work in harmony with the staff from the former Ministry of Rural Development.
Lukshi gave the assurance during a brief handing over ceremony between him and the former Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Rural Development who was posted to Special Duties in the same capacity following the merger of the two ministries by the present administration of Governor Bala Mohammed.
Dr Lukshi said the merger of Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources and Ministry of Rural Development to Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development was done with good intention to give the people of the state the best service it deserves as dividend of democracy.
He commended the management of the former ministry of Rural Development for the cooperation and understanding accorded to the smooth and successful take off of the new ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development which the handing over of the operational document and structure is been presented today.
Dr. Lukshi, however, called on the inherited staff to extend their worth of experience and professionalism exhibited in the former ministry to the present ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in order to achieve total expectation of the present administration in the state towards ensuring food security and best of life for rural communities.
The Permanent Secretary while appreciating Bauchi State Government for the well deserved merger for the good of the people of the state promised to work in harmony and dedication with all management and staff of the ministry to justify the confidence of state Governor on them.
Speaking earlier the former permanent Secretary Ministry of Rural Development and now permanent Secretary Ministry of Special Duties, Engr. Mohammed Belli Abdullahi , while handing over the document of the former ministry of Rural Development to the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development thank the and congratulate the Honourable commissioner ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development Pharm.Samaila Burga for his well deserved appointment to handle the ministry.
He said he enjoyed the short time working relationship with both the commissioner and the Permanent Secretary during the merger process of the two ministries that is today called as Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development which is a very good development for state.
Engr. Mohammed explained that the former Ministry of Rural Development has six directorates that includes Finance and Account, Administration, Planing and Statistic, Rural Road , Rural Electrification and Community Development.
Engr. Mohammed called on the Permanent Secretary to make proper use of the inherited officers as they are very industrious,loyal and highly professionals that can add value to the development of the ministry to achieve the desired gold.