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…as former ED Quit to pursue personal endeavors

The Resillience Programme Coordinator with ActionAid, Team Lead of the SARVE II Project,
Mr. Anicetus Atakpu, says he received the resignation of Ms Halima Oiza Sadiq, the former Executive Director with mixed feelings, described the former Executive Director as one who he watched grow under his tutelage.

Mr. Anicetus disclosed this while reacting to the resignation of Ms Halima, described Ms Halima Oiza Sadiq as a hard-working personality, who led to the success of the implementation of ActionAid projects in the state, says her passion to achieve result is her strength.

Mr. Anicetus expressed satisfaction that she stepped into the shoes of the Executive Director learning and unlearning, expressed satisfaction that she excelled in the assignment beyond imagination.

While he commended her managerial skill, Mr. Anicetus lauded her openness in the financial dealings with the organization, wished her well in her future endeavors.

Also speaking on the resignation of Ms Halima Oiza Sadiq, Mr Ogezi Onminyi Friday, ActionAid State Program Officer SARVE 2 Project Kogi State, described the former Executive Director as a hard-working personality, pointing out that she enabled ActionAid meet with the required stakeholders during the program implementation in the State.

Mr. Friday commended her funds handling as meeting with the guidelines of ActionAid, wished her well in her future endeavors.

In his reaction to the resignation, Ernest Eta Senior Program officer SOLIDARIDAD West Africa, described the resignation of Ms Halima Oiza Sadiq as surprising, he however states that mobility of labour is normal in life.

Mr. Ernest described the former Executive Director as a hard-working personality, who gets tasks done without much supervision, described her as reliable and trustworthy, wished her well in her future endeavors.

Recalled that Ms Halima Oiza Sadiq, Executive Director, Participation Initiative for Behavioral Change in Development (PIBCID), resigned her appointment from the organization having held sway for three years.

In a letter of resignation copied Newsmen, she said the resignation is to enable her pursue some personal endeavors.

The former Executive Director thanked the management and staff of PIBCID for the opportunity given to her to lead PIBCID program operations in Kogi State.

Recall that the Board of Trustees, Participation Initiative for Behavioural Change in Development (PIBCID) had in March 2020 appointed her as a substantive Executive Director after a painstaking, thorough screening process, considered fair, transparent and credible.

The former Executive Director said her decision to quit the organization was personal and an informed decision, said it had no strings attached, rather it is to enable her move on to pursue her personal endeavors.

As Executive Director, Ms Halima said she successfully delivered on all Program operations for PIBCID funded by ActionAid by adhering to guidelines, effective utilization of resources provided by ActionAid, expressed satisfaction that all through her period as Executive Director, donors were satisfied with all the programs implemented.

She explained that the Program under her watch witnessed a successful close out, with particular reference to the SARVE II Project while two more she disclosed are to be completed in 2022 (LRP and SUPIA PROJECT).

She adds that having fulfilled the handover requirements, she has proceeded on her terminal leave effective 20th December, 2021, consequently has exited PIBCID.

The public press statement Ms Halima disclosed became necessary to forestall blackmail, said having had a full understanding of the society she lives in, one that is characterized with mischief makers who will want to go the extra mile in tannishing people’s image for no just cause, choosed to inform the Public of her resignation, thanked everyone for standing by her in their prayers and support.


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