By Isaac Olamikan, Senior Correspondent, Benin
Edo State Commissioner for Minerals, Oil and Gas, Hon. Joseph Ikpea, has assured of reforms that will reposition the ministry for optimal service delivery, suing for support from ministry officials for a successful tenure as commissioner.
Hon. Ikpea, who spoke during his maiden meeting with the members of staff in his office in the ministry’s premises in Benin City, described himself as a peace-loving individual who hates all forms of confrontations and rancour in the work place.
He advised the staff to peacefully carry out their duties, while being prayerful as God is the giver of life and all good things.
The Commissioner further stated that his doors were open for any member of staff or the public with useful information to help his administration to succeed.
Responding on behalf of the ministry’s staff, the Permanent Secretary, Barr. Sam Oko-Ose, welcomed the Commissioner to the Ministry while conducting him around all the departments and explained their functions and duties.
Barr. Oko-Ose pledged his unflinching support and loyalty to the new Commissioner and wished him success in his tenure as the head of the ministry.