By Our Reporter
The Cross River State Commissioner for Environment, Mr Mfon Bassey, who was also recently appointed supervising Commissioner of the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, has taken over the affairs of the Agric ministry.
Speaking during his first interaction with workers of his new ministry, Tuesday, the Commissioner charged staff to ensure enhanced commitment to duties as well as policies of government, saying that by doing so, workers would be directly boosting the resolve of Gov Ben Ayade to finish strong.
He said the Agric ministry, under his supervision, would not initiate any new programme considering the limited time remaining for the administration to wind up, but would work to ensure pending programes and activities are delivered holistically.
“While thanking you for your service to our State, I ask that this efforts be doubled. This is because your dedication to duty and enhanced commitment to the success of the Agriculture ministry would be a booster to the determination of His Excellency, Prof Ben Ayade to finish strong, and with your commitment, he will finish strong,” he stated.
Bassey said the Governor sees the ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources as a key ministry in improving the quality of life of the people through sustainable agricultural programmes, as such insisted on more commitment and focus.
The new Agric Commissioner also thanked the Governor for believing in him with the new responsibility, and promised to be meticulous and focused in service delivery.
While inspecting projects like Primary Health Animals Center and commissioning the water project initiated and completed by the ministry, the Commissioner called for maximum cooperation and support to ensure the mandate of the ministry is achieved.
Earlier, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Mr. Jacob Udida, had told the Commissioner about the harmonious working relationship among staff since he assumed duties as Permanent Secretary and believed that such relationship would continue for the good of the ministry and Cross River people in general.
Udida said the arrival of the Commissioner in the ministry was timely and therefore pledged the resolve of staff to work with their new commissioner to achieve results.