Stories by Josie Mudasiru
It was an ambience of camaraderie and felicitations as the Department of Security Services rolled out the drums last week Thursday to celebrate its Director, Mr. Mohammed Maikasuwa Mohammed, who retired from service on the occasion of his 60th birthday that same day.
Welcoming staff and guests to the reception put together to celebrate the former Director, the Deputy Director, Internal Security, Mr. Gabriel Oyo said the Department of Security Services has carved a niche for itself as one united family through hard work, dedication to duty, willingness to learn and excellent inter-personal relationships worthy of emulation by other Departments.
He said the outgoing Director Mohammed Maikasuwa, who joined the service in 1989 will be sorely missed for his role and contribution in strengthening security in the Federal Capital Territory through effective collaboration with relevant security agencies.
Mr. Oyo said it was worthy to note that the outgoing Director of Security Service Department, Mr. Mohammed Maikasuwa Mohamed was one of the privileged few to enjoy two landmark events in Public Service, and that is his entry point into the service, and his exit point.
Representatives of the Police, Federal Road Safety Corps and Civil Defence at the FCT level spoke glowingly of the exceptional attributes of Maikasuwa.
The Director of Treasury, Alhaji Isyaku Ismaila described Maikasuwa Mohammed as a man of integrity who was leaving the Public Service without blemish.
He said the Federal Capital Territory Administration led by the Honourable Minister, Malam Mohammed Musa Bello will miss his wealth of Experience.
Mr. Mohammed Maikasuwa in his vote of thanks expressed his appreciation to the Administration for the opportunity he was given to serve in various positions of responsibility.
He said his last appointment was one that exposed him to interesting experiences and lauded the administration for their cooperation in ensuring that Abuja remained a safe haven for all Nigerians.
Mr. Mohammed Maikasuwa Mohammed joined the services of the Ministry of Federal Capital Territory, MFCT in May 1989 as a Planning Officer II.
He is a Member, Nigeria Institute of Management, Fellow, International Institute of Professional Security (IIPS) amongst other professional qualifications.
He became Acting Director, Security Services Department in April, 2015 and was confirmed in November, 2017.
Abuja Digest wishes the Retired Director success in his future endeavours.