Maintain High Level of Transparency, Permanent Secretary Urges State House Cooperative Society

Permanent Secretary State House, Mr Tijjani Umar (second left) conferred as Patron of State House State Multipurpose Co-operative Society (SHSMCS). him are (left) Aldrich-Bennett Ilechukwu, General Secretary SHSMCS, Tamar Wuzah, Treasurer SHSMCS and  Mike Terfa, President of SHSMCS (right). 

The Permanent Secretary State House, Mr Tijjani Umar, has urged the leadership of State House Staff Multipurpose Cooperative Society (SHSMCS) to support the government’s anti-corruption programme by maintaining a high level of transparency and accountability.

Abiodun Oladunjoye, Deputy Director (Information) State House disclosed this in a press release on Sunday.

Oladunjoye said while speaking at the weekend in Abuja after his investiture as Patron of the Society, the Permanent Secretary commended the association for remaining on its objectives and avoiding any crises since its  20 years ago.

are several cooperative societies that are dealing issues of integrity because people managing huge resources are helping themselves to these resources; and instead of solving staff problems, they are compounding them,”Umar said.

is remarkable that the State House Cooperative Society has kept a reasonably clean slate,” Umar told the Mike Terfa-led Cooperative Society.

He pledged that the State House management would continue to support the programmes and initiatives of the Society, because values the important role of cooperatives in meeting urgent basic needs of staff members.

Umar thanked the association for the award, urging them to ensure improved service delivery in the supportive role  of keeping staff motivated. 

”Together let’s strive to  maintain a united workforce, consulting each other and building teams to deliver service the best we can,” he said.  

In his remarks, the President of SHSMCS told the Permanent Secretary that, at  present, the society has a membership spread in 16 Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs) and some private individuals who have voluntarily joined.

Terfa said the award to the Permanent Secretary was in recognition of the unique roles played in the development of the society.