By Mashe Umaru Gwamna
The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Aa Fashola has tasked management staff and heads of the ministry’s parastatals and agencies to rededicate themselves to hardwork as well as serve as ambassadors of the ministry.
He stated this at the just concluded 2 – days top Management Retreat held in Kano during the weekend.
The Minister said that the retreat was to enable participants brainstorm and review the progress made on the implementation of the projects, programmes and policies of the ministry through teamwork approach.
He reminded them that they were occupying their current positions to solve problems, “we are here to solve problems, the end goal is how we can improve the lives of our citizens”.
Fashola noted that the ministry is committed to its mandate of road construction and maintenance,provision of houses nationwide which has created employment opportunities to millions of Nigerians and has invariably impacted positively on the nation’s economy as attested by the recent statistics on the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the 4th quarter of 2017, which indicated growth in the three sectors of the Ministry.
A statement signed by Eno Olotu (Mrs) for : Director Information, said the Minister emphasized the importance of owning the public space by improving attitude and work ethics that will enable participants deliver expected services to Nigerians.
He admonished participants to make deliberate effort to take care of themselves and their immediate environments, acquire additional knowledge and increase passion for their work.
Consequently,in his welcome address, the Permanent Secretary, Works and Housing sector of the Ministry, Mohammed Bukar maintained that the retreat was centered on the importance of building a team that delivers its target as a major factor in the delivery of the Ministry’s mandate.
Bukar said the choice of the theme of the retreat, was informed by the need to put in place, “ appropriate plans and strategies for the implementation of the programmes of the ministry.
Similarly,The Minister on his way to the retreat inspected some road projects and bridges, at the National Housing sites in Kaduna and later that of Kano.