Chris Steven, Abuja
Dr. Jamila Shu’ara has taken over from Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan as the Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Education following the recent approval for deployment of three Permanent Secretaries by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Speaking during the taking-over ceremony on Monday, Dr Shu’ara expressed appreciation for the warm reception accorded her by the out-going Permanent Secretary and Directors of the Ministry.
While expressing a strong belief in teamwork, she called for the support of all the staff of the Ministry.
The in-coming Permanent Secretary commended Dr. Yemi-Esan for her doggedness, noting that her tenure witnessed a lot of achievements in the education sector, and promised that she will always tap into Yemi-Esan’s wealth of experience.
Speaking earlier, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan acknowledged the magnitude of work in the Ministry, and thanked God for giving her the strength to cope effectively. She also expressed appreciation for the support she got from the Directors and the entire staff of the Federal Ministry of Education.
While Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan was posted to the Office of Head of Service of the Federation, Dr. Shu’ara, until her deployment, was the Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources.