Mr Timothy Oyedeji has assumed duties as new Director of Press, Protocol and Public Relations of the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture in Abuja.
He replaced Peter Dama who retired from Federal Civil Service, having clocked sixty years.
At a retirement reception organised in his honour, Dama advised staff of the ministry to always live above board in the discharge of their duties in order not to end their career in jail.
“I pray that all those I left behind will also be able to see their own exit. It is not an exit that you will see yourself in handcuffs or see yourself in EFCC,” he said.
He said that there was the need for the workers to remain diligent at work and exert themselves in delivering their mandate.
Dama appealed to the labour unions in the ministry to always explore dialogue instead of confrontation while pursuing their demands.
He said, “I also have a piece of advice particularly for members of the unions in the ministry. We have always been together and dialogued together and it is better to meet your bosses and dialogue together whenever you have challenges rather than taking the placards or blocking the gates because that will not solve any problem.”