Belgore, new Perm Sec, promises fitness regime in Interior Ministry

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The new Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Dr. Shuaib Belgore has said that he would set up a fitness regime through the promotion of extra-curricular activities aimed at enhancing staff performance in the discharge of their duties, in line with the Ministry’s mandate.

The Permanent Secretary made the disclosure today in his Office in Abuja when he took over the mantle of leadership from Mrs Georgina Ehuriah-Arisa who retired after putting 36 years of service to her father land.

According to him, “I will set up a fitness regime here through the promotion of extra-curricular activities so as to bring out the sportsman in you. To this end, I intend to ensure a monthly walking-jogging exercise in the Ministry for everyone so as to keep staff fit to enable them deliver on our mandate which is ensuring internal security and citizenship integrity.”

Dr. Shuaib who also applauded the exploits being achieved in ICT, said he would further improve staff competence in information technology through the provision of additional gadgets and working tools for enhanced work performance.

He commended the outgoing Permanent Secretary, for her contributions to the successes achieved by the Ministry.

While describing her as a model of efficiency to be emulated by public servants, Dr. Belgore assured that he would build on the legacies of staff welfare, efficient service delivery and excellence as demonstrated by Ehuriah during her tenure in office.

Earlier, the outgone Permanent Secretary, Georgina Ehuriah encouraged staff to support her successor, Dr. Belgore by putting in their best.

“Don’t compromise or derail the system, support your principals, the new Permanent Secretary and the Minister, to achieve the deliverables of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Administration in line with the mandate of the Ministry,” she said.

While noting that the new Permanent Secretary had the wealth of knowledge and experience capable of taking the Ministry to the next level, Ehuriah urged the staff and the Services not to let down the gaps, noting that every aspect of the mandate given to the Minister is distributed among the Departments and Services under the Ministry.

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