The Federal Ministry of Health has got a new Permanent Secretary, in the person of Mr Abdullahi Abdullaziz Mashi.
Mr Mashi, who resumed in his new office on Monday, addressed directors and management staff of the Ministry in Abuja, stressing 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 regard, 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 turn 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.