The immediate past Commissioner for Special Duties, Engr. EtidoInyang, has described as “wonderful” the cooperation he enjoyed from the Permanent Secretary and Staff of his Ministry while serving there.
Engr. Inyang stated this when he made a surprise appearance, this week, at the weekly prayer meeting of the Ministry. He said he came back to register his appreciation to his staff for standing by him to ensure the level of success he recorded, and more importantly, give thanks to God who saw him through his stay at the Ministry of Special Duties.
He paid special tribute to the Permanent Secretary, Mrs. Grace Aniefiok Stephen, saying it was a delight working with her, as she was a blessing to the Ministry.
Engr. Inyang urged staff to thank God for the Governor and his achievements, while asking them to thank God specially for the regular payment of salaries, reminding them that some other states are owing their workers.
Engr. Inyang also thanked God for the gift of life and the grace to live up to this moment, asking all to join him in giving God thanks.Quoting Psalm 103vs1-5, he noted that there is a blessing that comes with praise. He, therefore, asked staff to praise God continually, that he may bless them the more.
Engr. Inyang announced a welfare package for the staff at the end of the prayer meeting.
In her remarks, the Permanent Secretary, Mrs. Grace Aniefiok Stephen, thanked the out-gone Commissioner for deeming it fit to come back and say thank you to staff.She said she enjoyed working with him and prayed God to continue to bless him.
Mrs. Stephen admonished staff to continue to put in their best in the service as God, who rewards, was watching.
Preaching earlier on the theme, “And my life is preserved”, Sister Helen Edward who drew her message from Genesis Chapter 32 verse 29-30, said the believer’s life is preserved by God, inspite of whatever circumstances surround him. The speaker emphasized that God’s covenant cannot be broken, and asked the congregation to hold fast to God.
Some members of staff expressed their delight with the out-gone Commissioner’s visit. They described him as humble and a good mixer. Some others said it was an honour working with a man they referred to as a good mentor and an accommodating boss.