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While handing over the baton of leadership to the Director, Corporate Services, Mr. Dasuki Arabi in a valedictory meeting at the Bureau, Dr. Abah said that he is happy because he had achieved what he set out to do which is to demonstrate that change and improvement is possible in Nigeria as evidenced in improved service delivery in obtaining Drivers Licence, Tax Clearance Certificate and other sundry services.
While bringing the staff up to speed with events undertaken by the Bureau, the DG praised the staff for their dedication, selflessness and professionalism and enjoined them to ensure that the work of the Bureau progresses in his absence otherwise he would have achieved nothing.
Furthermore, he charged them to remain focused on the job and to extend the encouragement and challenge they gave him which made him a better manager to the Ag. DG, Mr. Arabi.
The DG who said he was stepping aside on his on terms, expressed gratitude to all BPSR Stakeholders among whom are but not limited to the European Union, UK DFID, the World Bank, the Macarthur Foundation and the Press for their support of governance reforms in Nigeria.
Responding after the goodwill messages by the staff, the Ag. DG, Mr. Arabi commended the out-going DG for his exemplary leadership and dedication urging him to remain accessible as his wealth of experience will remain invaluable to the Bureau.
On behalf of the Staff, the Ag. DG conferred on Dr. Abah the chieftaincy title of “Waziri BPSR” meaning the “custodian of knowledge”. He was then adorned with a blue flowing gown complete with head gear as symbol of office.

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