Mr. Abdullahi Abdullaziz Mashi has assumed duty as the new Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health.
Addressing Directors and Management staff of the Ministry today, in Abuja, Mr. Mashi stressed on the need to improve on Service delivery at hospitals, particularly, at the Accident and Emergency (A&E) departments, in order to address the current worrisome situation experienced by patients across the country.
In that regards, Mr. Mashi urged the Servicom department of the Ministry to occasionally pay unscheduled visits to hospitals to monitor service delivery activities with the aim of ensuring proper work ethics and improving efficiency.
The new Permanent Secretary said, with the high calibre of staff the Health Ministry was endowed with, he was at home and willing to learn quickly in order to acclimatise with his new office. He also sought the cooperation of members of the Labour Union of the Ministry which he said was necessary for a peaceful working environment.
The Directors took turns to welcome the new Permanent Secretary and pledged their support and commitment to the success of the Permanent Secretary’s tenure.
Mr. Abdullahi Mashi, an accountant by profession and an indigene of Katsina State, was deployed from the Federal Ministry of Communication.