Taiye Haruna assumes duty as Special Duties & Inter-Governmental Affairs Permanent Secretary

ABUJA (Special Duties & Inter-Governmental Affairs Report) - Taiye Haruna has formerly taken over as the Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs following the recent redeployment of Winifred Oyo-Ita to the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology.

In his remarks at the handing over ceremony on Tuesday April 22, 2014, the new Permanent Secretary pledged to pilot the affairs of the Ministry as the Accounting Officer towards efficient realization of Government’s Transformation Agenda. Taiye Haruna, who is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and a graduate of the University of Lagos, hails from Ondo State in the South-West of Nigeria. Until his redeployment, he was the Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Environment.

Also speaking at the event, the outgoing Permanent Secretary said that the good working relationship she enjoyed from of the Minister of Special Duties & Inter-Governmental Affairs as well as Directors and Staff of the Ministry culminated to numerous achievements spanning the Ministry’s one year of existence.

She also noted that among other things, the Federal Ministry of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs creditably engaged in such programmes as the monitoring and evaluation of constituency projects across the country; successful staging of the First Stakeholders’ Forum that was hosted by key functionaries of Local Governments in Nigeria. He mentioned that the Ministry is setting to host the Commonwealth Local Government Forum Board Meeting in 2014.

While delivering his remarks at the occasion, the Minister stated that both the new and outgoing Permanent Secretaries represent the best that the country has been blessed with. He congratulated the former Permanent Secretary for having left the Ministry in a better form than she met it; stressing that the Ministry and all its Agencies had a smooth working relationship under her leadership. He urged her successor to build on her achievements.

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