UN Inducts Permanent Secretary, FCTA, into Volunteer Hall of Fame

UN Inducts Permanent Secretary, FCTA, into Volunteer Hall of Fame
December 28 16:54 2023 Print This Article

Owing to his consistent and dogged stand for peace spanning the entire course of his career in Public Service, the Permanent Secretary, FCTA, Mr. Olusade Adesola was yesterday inducted into the United Nations Volunteer Hall of Fame as a Global Peace Ambassador.

The recognition ceremony which took place at the Conference Hall of Petrus Hotel in Abuja was organized by the Nigerian Chapter of the International Organization of United Nations Volunteers (IOUNV) with its Global Headquarters in the United Kingdom.
In an elaborate acceptance speech, the Permanent Secretary thanked the Organizers of the Programme for a well strategized initiative that recognized peace as the cornerstone of any society’s advancement. He praised the Tinubu Administration for collaborating with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) to achieve peace in the country.

His words: This honour is an indication that people are watching our little efforts and for me this is a new employment, I have just been inducted into the Hall of fame of Volunteers for the UN. It gives me joy for this recognition and I hope to do more in our collective efforts towards building a better Nigeria.

With the emphasis on goal 16 and 17 and on SDGs in particular, you will also see that our country has continued to align with the goals of the SDGs.

Look at the Ministerial Mandate of the President to promote inclusion to the anti-corruption stand, to promote industrialization by drawing on all capacities and many more. All these speak to the SDGs. So you see that the SDGs are well thought-out initiative to promote global peace.

He also highlighted some of his achievements in the course of his career as Permanent Secretary in FCTA including but not limited to the regular promotion of staff with up-to-date payment of their arrears of promotion and training of staff to close the digitalization gap towards full digitalization of the operations of government.

In an interactive session with Journalists after the event, Mr.Adesola charged upcoming and younger career civil servants to be more dedicated to duty while giving room for acquisition of new knowledge and information as well as joining hands in ‘building the nation of our dreams.’

The Permanent Secretary emphasized the importance of peace building as an instrument for economic transformation of Nigeria with a call for all Nigerians to work in unity for the Nation’s prosperity.
Earlier in his remarks the Convener of the event Amb. Luka Jacob said it was after a thorough monitoring process of the activities of the Permanent Secretary and the discovery that he was a widely underreported ‘hidden talent’ that qualified him for the recognition as a ‘National Asset.’

The Award according to Amb. Jacob qualified the Permanent Secretary as a full Ambassador and messenger of peace with the capacity to organize peace symposiums or for a anywhere in the world.

The Ag. Director, Reforms Coordination and Service Improvement Department, Dr. Mrs Jumai Ahmadu ably repsented was among several dignitaries that graced the occasion.

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