The newly appointed Permanent Secretary for Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, Barrister Georgina Ekeoma Ehuriah, MON, has called for cooperation and assistance of staff of the Ministry towards realizing a re-positioned mineral sector as envisaged in the present administration’s agenda where development of the sector is key component to economic diversification.
Barrister Ehuriah, who stated this during the handing over ceremony and held at the Ministry’s headquarters in Abuja, pledged to work to consolidate on the gains made by her predecessors in the Ministry; to be fair and firm in decision making, adding that she will run an open door policy based on discipline.
She commended the achievements recorded in the Ministry and called for collective concerted efforts in addressing challenges adversely affecting its smooth operations through implementation of high-quality professionalism focused on national development to facilitate economic growth.
The Chief Accounting Officer promised to adhere to the development drive of the government in the sector, which encompasses economic, social and environmental dimensions that can better the citizenry and our society, noting that she is happy to be part of the Ministry’s success story.
In his speech, the outgoing Permanent Secretary, Dr. Abdulkadir Mu’azu, urged her to immediately concentrate on the task of accelerating the pace of development in mineral sector and assured her of maximum support of the staff to enable her excel in her assigned duties and succeed in the Ministry.
In his contribution, the Director (HRM), Alhaji Safana Buhari, assured her that the Ministry has very competent hands that will facilitate her triumph in the sector. He also prayed for God’s guidance to actualize her set goals in the Ministry and wished Dr. Mu’azu the best of luck in his new place of work.
Until her appointment, Barrister Ehuriah, who is an astute public servant with years of cognate experience, was the Permanent Secretary, Cabinet Affairs, Office of Head of Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF). She is, among her other accomplishments, alumni of University of Nigeria Nsukka, where she graduate with a Bachelor of Arts. She later obtained a Masters Degree in Public Administration and Bachelor at Law, respectively, from the University of Lagos. Barrister is also a holder of Diploma in French from the Village Du Benin, Togo. She is married with children.