Director of Finance, Accounts, Bashir Alkali leaves State Home

State Home Employees, led by the Everlasting Secretary, Tijjani Umar, have bade farewell to the Director of Finance and Accounts (DFA), Bashir Alkali, who was just lately appointed a Federal Everlasting Secretary.

At a send-off dinner on Saturday, attended by three retired everlasting secretaries of the State Home, administration employees and a few senior presidential aides, Alkali, who will resume as Everlasting Secretary, Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Catastrophe Administration and Social Growth this week, was praised as an exemplary and diligent civil servant.

The 57-year previous Kano-born chartered accountant was posted to the State Home in August 2015 as DFA and was on that schedule till August 2020 when he was appointed as a Everlasting Secretary.

Talking on the occasion, the Everlasting Secretary, State Home described the outgoing DFA, who started his civil service profession in 1987 as a Resident Auditor with the Kano State Audit Division ”as an exemplary colleague in each sense of the phrase.”

Umar mentioned: ”He was consummate, calm, assured and definitely a diligent officer. He was additionally brave and caring. He was on high of his recreation, meticulous, participating, strategic and a basic drawback solver.”

Congratulating the officer on his elevation to the place of everlasting secretary, having excelled in a really aggressive choice train, the instant previous Everlasting Secretary State Home, Mr Jalal Arabi, mentioned he had little doubt Alkali would show his mettle in his new place.

”I need to inform you that the work has not been accomplished, the work begins now,” Arabi, instructed his successor.

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The previous Everlasting secretary added that the brand new ministry was ”very attention-grabbing and on the identical time difficult,” noting that from the mandate of the ministry loads of Nigerians in dire conditions appeared as much as it for succour.

In his feedback, Engr Nebolisa Emordi, former Everlasting Secretary, State Home, recommended Alkali for bringing his expansive expertise within the non-public sector, as a monetary administration accountant and financial institution supervisor, to bear on the civil service.

”I met him in 2015 after I was everlasting secretary and I can say he’s a whole gentleman, core skilled, humble and ever able to take up duty.

”His stint within the non-public sector sharpened his abilities as a result of he’s not like the everyday civil servant who’s all the time ready to be directed,” he mentioned.

Alkali’s childhood good friend, major, secondary and tertiary faculty mate, Ambassador Mustapha Suleiman, Everlasting Secretary, Ministry of Overseas Affairs, recounted fond childhood reminiscences with the celebrant.

”We attended the identical major, secondary and college collectively and I need to say that I virtually grew up with him despite the fact that I’m barely older than him, however now we have been very shut from childhood and we fetched water collectively in a single village the place we grew up collectively.

”All these years, I’ve identified him to be a really hardworking, diligent and respectful gentleman and I’ve little doubt he has what it takes to achieve his new task,” he mentioned.

Dr Nasir Sani-Gwarzo, Everlasting Secretary, Federal Ministry of Business, Commerce and Funding, prayed God almighty to grant the everlasting secretary knowledge and energy to discharge the duties of his new workplace with diligence, compassion and generosity.

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”I consider since you are methodical and diligent, I pray you’ll not pass over anybody in want besides that you’ve attended to their wants,” he mentioned.

Talking on behalf of the senior presidential aides, the State Chief of Protocol, Ambassador Lawal Kazaure whereas extolling the virtues of the brand new everlasting secretary, urged him to stay who he’s in his new place of task.

Responding, Alkali thanked serving and retired colleagues within the civil service for the goodwill, prayers and greatest needs to achieve the brand new task.

He singled out the employees of the State Home Finance and Accounts division for particular commendation, saying, ”We’ve got a number of the most progressive and diligent employees within the State Home. For the employees within the Finance and Accounts division, you’ve been {most professional}. It’s to your credit score that within the final 5 years that I’ve been right here, we didn’t have a single embarrassing leakage of any monetary or confidential doc.”

The outgoing DFA additionally thanked his spouse and youngsters, who accompanied him to the ceremony, for his or her assist and understanding through the years.

”The sacrifices you’ve made through the years, you’ll nonetheless have to do much more as a result of the brand new task might be fairly difficult and I truthfully covet your prayers,” he mentioned.

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