Dr. Jamila Shu’ara has taken over from Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan as the Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Education.
The change of leadership follows the recent approval for deployment of three Permanent Secretaries by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Speaking during the taking-over ceremony on Monday, Dr. Shu’ara expressed appreciation for the warm reception accorded her by her predecessor and the directors at the ministry.
She stressed the importance of teamwork, and called for the support of all staff to move the ministry forward.
The in-coming Permanent Secretary commended Dr. Yemi-Esan for her doggedness, noting that her tenure witnessed a lot of achievements in the education sector.
She promised to sustain the legacy of the outgoing Permanent Secretary, adding that she would always tap into her wealth of experience.
Dr. Yemi-Esan, who acknowledged the magnitude of work in the ministry, thanked God for giving her the strength to cope effectively.
She also expressed appreciation for the support she got from the directors and the entire staff of the Federal Ministry of Education.
The departing Permanent Secretary has been posted to the Office of Head of Service of the Federation.
Dr. Shu’ara, until her deployment, was the Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources.