By Quadry Imam.
The Kwara State members of Governing Board of Environmental Protection Agency (KWEPA) has paid a familiarization visit to Kwara State Ministry of Environment in Ilorin on Thursday.
Welcomong the members to his office on behalf of staff and management of the ministry, the Permanent Secretary, Pastor Abraham Kola Ojo appreciated members for showing their commitment and zeal for work.
He advised them to focus on the assignment given to them to achieve the targeted achievements of the present administration, pledging the support and cooperation of the ministry to the board.
The General Manager of the agency, Alhaji Saad Ayuba Danmusa, in his welcome address disclosed that there is cooperation among the management, the staff of KWEPA, calling on the newly appointed board members to synergze with management for the success of the ministry.
Earlier in his remarks, the Board Chairman, Hon. Paul Zhiri Tsowa (JP) thanked His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Kwara State, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for his commitment, sense of purpose and direction in repositioning agencies and parastatals in the state.
“I want to assure His Excellency that we shall justify the confidence reposed on us and I must say, we should consider ourselves lucky to be part of this revolution.
“I therefore congratulate my co-members and myself on our well-deserved appointment. I wish us a successful tenure in office.
“We sincerely acknowledged the great task before us in transforming the agency to meet the realities of the changing environment in order to sustain the relevance of the establishment.
“We acknowledged the great works that have been doing by the top management as well as other key stakeholders of the agency in the past”.
“It is our wish to remind the management of the important of governing council of the ministry, we have been carefully selected to serve in this capacity not because of our closeness with His Excellency but based on the individuals merit”, he said.
Members present on the visit include the Chairman, Hon. Paul Zhira Tsowa (JP), Nicholas Agboola; Abdulmumin Alada; Alhaja Kudirat Issa Alagogo and Saadu Hawawu Ajoke.
The hosting ministry officers were Hajia Yakub M.J, Director of Environment, Mr. Towoju Gabriel; General Manager, Alhaji Saad Ayuba Danmusa and others KWEPA management staff.