The Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has inaugurated Board Members and governing councils into its Department and Agencies with a call to key into the cardinal objectives of the present administration which include, security, economic and fight against corruption.
The new members of the board and governing council were also urged to support the government in its quest to entrench accountability and transparency in governance.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama made the call while inaugurating the Board members in Abuja.
The Minister also urged the members to evolve new strategies that would support their various agencies towards facilitating an effective service delivery.
“Your appointment is a call to service, and it is not only an honour but a privilege to serve one’s nation’’, according to Mr. Onyeama.
“Am very confident that you will all embrace this responsibility with a sense of patriotism and that you will be fired up to contribute your quota to the success of this administration.”
The Minister said the functions of the boards and governing council are mainly formulation of policies and not engaging in day to day running of the agencies.
The Minister, who lamented about the economic difficulty the country was currently facing, enjoined the board members to ensure that they were prudent and not to make unnecessary demands.
Mr. Onyeama encouraged the newly inaugurated board members to key into the cardinal objectives of the present administration.
Responding on behalf of the board members, the Chairman of the board of Nigeria Institute of International Affairs, Mr. Bature Umar Sambo, appealed to all the members to work as a team towards bringing the needed change that would improve Nigeria’s image in the comity of nations.
Mr. Sambo also pledged the commitment of the members to work as a team in bringing the needed change that would improve the Ministry and its Departments and agencies.
The agencies under the supervision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, whose boards were inaugurated, are the Institute of Peace and Conflict Resolution, Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, Directorate of Technical Cooperation in Africa and the Nigeria Directorate of Technical Aid Corps.