By Victoria Onehi
Mr. Temitope Peter Fashedemi, on Wednesday, 17 January,2024, resumed duty as the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security.
This is sequel to the recent deployment of Permanent Secretaries to take charge of various Ministries by the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation (HOCSF),
In a brief handover ceremony at the Ministry’s Conference Room, Mr. Temitope Fashedemi thanked the Hon Ministers and the Staff of the Ministry for the warm reception accorded him on his arrival. He pledged to drive the Renewed Hope agenda of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu in the agriculture sector geared towards achieving food and nutrition security as well as enhance the economic growth of the country.
In a statement by the Ministry, he noted that the agriculture sector is among the top four priority areas of the agenda of the Present Administration in terms food security, job creation, poverty alleviation and economic growth.
While speaking to the staff,the Permanent Secretary states.”I am a team player and as a family we are better positioned to achieve the mandate of the Ministry.”
The Permanent Secretary tasked the Directors on the need to support the Ministers to achieve their mandate in the ministry which is to achieve food sufficiency and boost the economic.
Earlier in her welcome address, the Director, Human Resources Management, Mrs. Oluwatoyin Alade assured the incoming Permanent Secretary of the total support, loyalty and commitment of management and staff of the Ministry.