Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, Aminu Bisalla, yesterday retired from public service upon reaching the mandatory age of 60.
He was appointed in January 2018 after holding same position in General Services Office, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
Speaking at a valedictory session held in his honour, Bisalla thanked all staff of the ministry for collaborating with him towards developing the Niger Delta region.
“I feel highly humbled and I lack words to express myself. My belief is working ordinarily as a labourer paid with tax money,” he said.
He advised the incoming permanent secretary to imbibe regular visits to project sites in the Niger Delta region while calling on the management of the ministry to prioritise welfare of staff.
Director, Human Resource Management in the ministry, Musa Dakas, described Bisalla as an administrator par excellence with good human relation skills.
Deputy Director of Press in the ministry, Stephen Kilebi, said Bisalla handled issues pertaining to the region as though he were from there.