Today marks the beginning of a new era in the history of Ministry of Mines and Steel Development as the management and staff of Ministry of Mines and Steel development regard the deployment of Architect Olamilekan Adegbite and Dr. Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah as the round pegs in round holes. The ministry hopes that with the caliber of ministers sent to it, there is no doubt going to be total transformation to meet its expectation by the present administration
The Minister, Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, Arch Olamilekan Adegbite as well as Dr. Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah has identified team work as panacea to the success of their work in the ministry. The ministers said this while resuming duties in the ministry.
Adegbite said that for the ministry to achieve greatness, there is need for concerted effort and cross breeding of ideas. He emphasized the multi nature of corruption and the need for the ministry to be outstanding in the fight to curb the menace in the society. According to him the Present administration has taken the challenge of bringing up to hundred million Nigerians out of poverty in ten years which the president and his team are resolved to achieve above forty percent of it within four years through inclusive efforts.
The Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development Dr. Uchechechukwu Sampson Ogah in his remarks said that thesame uniqueness and brotherhood that the ministry is known for will still remain their watchword. He urged the management and staff of the ministry not to look at them as depository of knowledge rather to present their technical and professional know how to move the ministry forward.
Earlier the Permanent Secretary Dr. Abdulkadir Mu’azu while welcoming the Ministers in the ministry said that one peculiar strength that the former ministers had was the ‘brotherhood’ that existed among them. He said that no doubt Dr. Fayemi and Hon. Bawa did their best by injecting life into the ministry but with the antecedents of the present ministers the ministry is geared towards total revolution for better results.
Mu’azu reiterated the commitment of the management and staff of the ministry to aid the ministers to achieve greatness during their tenor as umpires of the ministry. He emphasized on the strategic nature of the ministry and its key role in the economic diversification policy of the Mohammadu Buhari-led administration.