The out going Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Mines and Steel Development , Mr. Edet Sunday Akpan on Wednesday hinted that, very soon Nigeria will assume the status of the best mining country in African.
He gave this hint during the handing over to his successor, Dr. Oluwatoyin Akinlade as the new Permanent Secretary of Mines and Steel Ministry, in Abuja.
He noted that, ” I have been deployed to the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, but with the foundation on ground, my successor will do better.”
“Nigeria will assume the greatest industry in Africa.”
He, however, called on all staff to support the new permanent secretary to excel in her duties.
He thanked the staff, who he described as resourceful saying, there is cordial relationship working as a team to achieve their goals.
Meanwhile, the incoming Permanent Secretary, Dr. Oluwatoyin Akinlade said the presidential mandate is clear and with the good foundation already laid, it will be easy to succeed.
She said that, with the calibas of focused and experienced Directors in the ministry, they will build on the already success stories.