The Minister of Women Affairs has been appointed as a member of the inter-ministerial team of the national council on skills for the training of women and youth by the chairman of the council, Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbanjo.
The development was revealed by the permanent secretary, Dr. (Mrs) Anthonia Akpabio Ekpa at the weekly management, strategy and policy meeting of the federal ministry of women affairs which took place on Wednesday, 13th January, 2021.
A statement by Shehu Maikai, director of press of the ministry said, Dr. Ekpa who represented the minister of women affairs at the maiden meeting canvassed and got included in three sub-committees that have to do with women and children concerns.
The committee are; building related issues, basic management accounting and industrial related.
According to the statement, the permanent secretary stressed the need for the management staff of the ministry to work as a family.
She stressed that all heads of departments should be abreast and carried along in the programme executed by other departments.
“We should forge a working synergy between ourselves,” she charged.
Dr. Ekpa said that directors should mentor young officers so that the young officers would be in good stead to take over leadership when they (directors) bow out of service.
“The young officers on the job today will be the permanent secretaries in the very near future, so there is the need to tutor them,” she emphasized.
She said that as a starting point, plans are at advance stage to assign some ministry’s directors to lecture others on relevant topics in the public service.
The permanent secretary encourages the management staff of the ministry to relate well with the national centre for women development.
She said that although some of the programs of the ministry are cross-cutting with those of the national centre, there is the need to harmonize such programs.
Dr. (Mrs.) Ekpa instructed the directors of the ministry to patronize the facilities at the national centre to host their programs.
She reminded officers of the need to take prompt actions on assignment given to them, in order not to delay government programs.