Director, Human Resource Management (HRM) of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Malam Mohammad Bashir Mni has described as down to earth the immediate past Permanent Secretary of the administration, Sir Chinyeaka Ohaa.
He made this revelation while speaking on the person of Sir Christian Chinyeaka Ohaa to celebrate his exit from the civil service on Tuesday in Abuja.
Bashir hinted that , ” Talking about Sir Chinyeaka Ohaa is an understatement , I have never meant someone like him, I have a good working relationship with him when he was the head of bureaucracy in the Federal Capital Territory Administration.
” The first time I set my eyes on him was when I came to FCTA in 2017, I was sent to attend the Senior Executive Course at the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Study, Kuru. It was when I was there that Sir Ohaa reported as the Permanent Secretary . When I return from school on the 27th of November, 2017. When I resumed, I reported to the Minister and he said i should take my file to the Permanent Secretary , as I was coming down from the Minister’s office I meant him on the way and he said gentleman where are you going, I said to see the permanent secretary, he turned back and said follow me, I thought, he was the Personal Assistant to the Permanent , we entered the office and he said sit down here and wait for me , I am the permanent Secretary , u was amazed with his kind of humility.
“He made me comfortable in his office and said I will be right back , that was how the relationship started . I was then at the FCT Muslim Pilgrims Board as a Director . We held the 2019 Hajj when he was in charge while acting as the FCT Minister, the he was the one that pilot the affairs of the nation’s capital, there was nothing we requested logistically that was not granted.
“Another instance was when I was about to be moved from the Pilgrims Board , he insisted that I must be given an office , saying, I cannot just be removed without an office , I was taking to Archive and History Bureau Department , by God’s grace and his hand work today I am the director in charge of Human Resources.
He continued; “He created an enabling environment for me to excel as Director Human resource , he gave me all it takes to make the job easier for me. He place me above all other directors, if he is not available I deputize for him , he has never for a day find me wanting during my acting capacity , even when I do mistake, he takes responsibility for my action and later caution me , he will defend you beyond the relationship of boss and subordinate . He is a leader to the core.
“Very recently, when he buried his late mother, I was so amazed to see all the retired secretaries, for secretaries and directors, everybody sponsors themselves to grace the occasion , the occasion was full of FCTA staff the same thing happened last week when the power ministry organized a sent foth party in his honour to celebrate his exit from the service”, he buttressed.
He, however, hinted that the only thing we can do for him is to pray for God’s guidance and protection over him and pray God see him through his future ambition.