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Permanent Secretary urges DGs under FMST to brace up, expect new minister soon



Bitrus Bako Nabasu
The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Science and Technology (FMST), Mr. Bitrus Bako Nabasu has called on Director-Generals and Chief Executive Officers of Agencies of the Ministry to ensure effective and efficient operation before the assumption of new Ministers that would be appointed shortly.

Mr Nabasu made the call at a meeting he held with Directors and Director-General of Agencies   of the Ministry on Thursday, 27th June, 2019 in Abuja.

According to Mr. Nabasu, “it is our duty as members of staff of the Ministry and its Agencies to collectively implement decisions made by the constituted authority with the best of intentions and ability in line with the theory of collective responsibility”.

He urged them to note the regulation and bye-laws, long-range plans and all significant deviation from such plans, the power to direct the parastatals to prepare accounts and set standards and approval of capital and operating budget for parastatals, adding only the President through the Minister had the final power.

He also urged them to maintain regular communication with government appointees on the board   to keep them abreast of government policies affecting their parastatals and rendition of annual audited accounted which should be submitted within six months of the end of their financial year.

“You are aware of my open door policy and my readiness to welcome and discuss issues relating to your Agencies at all time. please do not hesitate to come up on issues that require inputs of the Ministry”. He added.

Mr Nabasu also called on all the agencies that have not done the promotion exercise to do so before the end of July 2019. He added that the welfare of staff in the area of career progression should be given paramount attention.

He also stressed the need for nominal role to be updated annually before the end of the first quarter of the year.

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