The Permanent Secretary, Dr. Ernest Umakhihe was yesterday 27th July2022 presented with the National Transformational Leadership Award and Fellow by the Integrated Institute of Professional Management (IIPM) for his exemplary leadership in driving the diversification policy of the President Muhammadu Buhari in the Agricultural sector.

 Speaking during the event, the Permanent Secretary represented by the Director, Planning and Policy Coordination (P&PC), Mr. Ibrahim Bello, stated the advanced leadership development workshop and fellowship induction was an opportunity to broaden the knowledge and personal abilities of the participants towards greater responsibilities to the ministry.

 Dr Ernest Umakhihe added that ‘’ this accomplishment is not something that I did alone. The Management and entire staff of the ministry deserve to share these awards ‘’.

 In his remarks, the Program Director, IIPM, Eburuche Banito stated the Organization’s Vision was to run an efficient and responsive way to promote professionalism and excellence through high standard of practice.

 The highlight of the event was the presentation of award to the Permanent Secretary, Dr Ernest Umakhihe along with Mrs Ekanem Selia , Mrs  Mary Oketa, Mr  Itodo Emmanuel, Alhaji Lateef Bamidele

Ezeaja Ikemefuna

Chief Information Officer

For: Director, Information (FMARD)