Abuja – The Permanent Secretary of the State House, Mr Jalal Arabi, assumed duty in Abuja on Friday with an assurance to change things positively for the general good of the country.
Addressing senior staff of the State House, Arabi said the new management would not fail the President in order to realise the change mantra of the government.
He charged the staff to be more transparent than they had been and urged them to always play by the rules.
“We have to strive to change things positively. The stakes are high, the expectations are high, I believe it is not impossible to achieve.
“I believe the task before us is a collective responsibility. We are in it together. Let us be more transparent than we have been. Let us play by the rule’’, he said.
According to him, the State House will be the yardstick that will be used to measure others in view of its closeness to the President.
“I urge you all to put in your best. We are in the eye of the storm and things must work. On my part, I pledge my total support and I expect reciprocity.’’
The immediate past Permanent Secretary, Nebolisa Emordi, handed over the affairs of the State House to the Director of ICT, Engr. Gabriel Afu on Wednesday.
Afu, while handing over to the new Permanent Secretary, said the personnel were optimistic that he would hit the ground running in transforming the State House.
He presented the handing over notes, keys to two cars and a red pen as a staff of office to the new permanent secretary. (NAN)