The newly appointed Permanent Secretary, State House, Engr. Olusesan Adebiyi, officially assumed duty today, August 14.
Taking over the fountain of leadership from Tijjani Umar, who retired over the weekend after clocking mandatory 60 years, the new helmsman from Ekiti State, pledged his unwavering commitment to the success of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration.
Adebiyi, who previously held the position of Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Health, expressed gratitude to his predecessor, Tijjani Umar.
He acknowledged Umar’s dedicated service to the nation and congratulated him on his successful retirement on August 10, 2023.
”I sincerely pledge my commitment to my fatherland. I will put forth my best effort for the success of the administration.
“I pledge my faithfulness, hard work, honesty, and sincerity of purpose in ensuring that every assignment given to me is carried out to the letter.”
Adebiyi called on State House staff to work as a cohesive team, with renewed vigour and dedication to succeed.
This was even as the retiring Permanent Secretary, Umar said that it is an honour to have served two Presidents: Muhammadu Buhari and Bola Tinubu, during his three-year tenure as Permanent Secretary, State House, from April 5, 2020 to August 10, 2023.
”Driving round the State House today gives me great pleasure because I have seen how much we have impacted the community.
”When you look to the left, right and centre, there’s something somewhere that people will continue to use and benefit from that we initiated, completed and delivered.”
Umar hinted at a memoir, chronicling his career in public service, slated for publication soon.
Born in Kabba, Kogi State, Olusesan Olufunso Adebiyi hails from Ekiti State.