The new Director, Department of Information and Communication, Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Malam Muhammad Hamzat Sule has pledged continued loyalty to the Administration and more publicity of its activities and programmes.
He made the pledge while speaking shortly after taking over the leadership of the department from Mrs. Stella Ojeme who attained the mandatory retirement age of 60.
He promised that the Department of Information and Communication under his leadership would be fully loyal to the leadership of the FCT Administration under the Honourable Minister, Mallam Muhammad Musa Bello; the Honourable Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, and the Permanent Secretary, Mr. Olusade Adesola.
“By that, we shall strive to communicate adequately the ideas, policies, visions and programmes of the Federal Government as well as the FCT Administration to the members of the public efficiently”.
Highlighting some of the virtues of his predecessor, Muhammad stated that Mrs Ojeme was a thorough professional and a stickler to the rules .
“The younger staff here present, may not be aware of the relentless efforts and struggle for the creation of the Department from a Division. Some of you who are new, I want to tell you that Mrs. Ojeme will remain a cherished resource for the Department due to her impeccable role”.
Responding, the retiree expressed sincere appreciation to the FCTA for giving her the opportunity to contribute her quota to the development of the nation’s capital.
Mrs. Ojeme also thanked staff of the department for their support and called on the entire FCTA staff to make hardwork, professionalism, collaboration, loyalty and patience their cardinal attributes.
By Remi Johnson