Niger Chief Of Staff Bags 2016 Leadership Honour
By Abdullberqy U Ebbo
In its annual recognition of outstanding and influential public administrators and captains of industries, the Radio, Television, Theatre and Arts Workers Union of Nigeria (RATTAWU), North Central Zone, honoured the Chief of Staff to the Governor of Niger State, Hon. Mikail Al-Amin Bmitosahi.
Announcing the reason for this honour at 9th Edition of Rattafest held in Minna on the 27th of August 2016 tagged “The role of Media and Culture In The Change Agenda Toward National Development”, the organizers cited Bmitosahi’s “Immense Contribution towards the Upliftment and Preservation of Culture and Media Sectors, Human Dignity and Service to God and Humanity, Exceptional Service, Distinguished Performance and Professionalism in Service” in discharging his duties in the period under review.
Receiving the award, the Chief of Staff expressed gratitude to RATTAWU for finding him worthy of the honour, and for recognising his efforts towards making meaningful impact in the State.
He also identified with the plights of theatre workers in the country, making a case on facilities available to practitioners in the country. One of these facilities was the historic UK Bello Arts Theatre where the event took place.
“It’s sad that a place like UK Bello could be left to fall into into ruins’, he said, citing the glorious years and importance of the structure to art enthusiasts and workers in and out of Niger State.
Having taken note of the these challenges, the Chief of Staff revealed the State Government’s interests in reviving the media, arts and culture as part of the administration’s Restoration Agenda. He further presented the UK Bello as one of the structures recognised as significant and due for rehabilitation, assuring the hosts of the government’s awareness of their plights and resolve to make media, art and culture attractive in the state.
Bmitosahi, who was appointed as Chief of State to Governor Abubakar Sani Bello in June 2015, was praised for exhibiting high-level diligence in bringing his experience to bear to manage and complement the administrative affairs of the new government.
Among the Chief of Staff’s praiseworthy innovations since assuming duty was digitization of official communications in the government, and having a structure for efficient digital communications installed in the Government House and relevant MDAs to encourage and enhance e-governance and the day-to-day interactions and events of the government.
Born on October 3rd 1967, Hon. Bmitosahi served as Member of the House of Representatives between 2007 and 2011, and had also managed a successful private enterprise and NGO registered to cater for the needs of the underprivileged. He’s a fellow of the Institute of Administration.