Perm Sec bows of service

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Communications and , Engr. Festus Yusuf Daudu, has formally handed over to the most senior Director, Dr (Mrs) Nonye Nwachukwu, in an acting capacity pending when a substantive Perm Sec will be posted.

Engr. Daudu turned 60 years old on Sunday May 2, , being the mandatory age of retirement from the civil service

Daudu in his remarks on April 30, before signing the handover note stated that by the civil service rules, it was incumbent on him to hand over to the most senior director who will oversee the affairs of the Ministry.

He retierated that the right thing should be done at all times, while advising the to extend the same cooperation he enjoyed from them during his tenure to the Ag. Perm Sec.

The out going perm sec urged the to imbibe the spirit of teamwork in their operations, and build institutional capacity that can stand the test of time.

“Often, I tried to keep you on your toes, my intention for that is to build capacity because no one is an island of knowledge,” he said.

He said, “If you refuse to teach your subordinates, remember that one day you will leave the service either voluntarily or forced out by the rules or circumstances beyond your control will determine your exit.”

He urged the team to leave good legacy by building sustainable capacity that would make to remember them for good.

He said, “do not build around personalities and personal needs because if you do, when the you leave the service, you will leave with your ideas and whatever you think you know, will go with you, but if you teach others; ideas, you would be building institutional memory, and long after you must have left, the will remain.”

He urged the that as core civil servants, they should be non- partisan (apolitical) in their dealings and avoid the of politicans who will always build institutions around personalities and along personal gains rather than building on institutional memory.

He asked the management for forgiveness if he had offended any of them in the course of correcting them on the line of duty.

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