• Tuesday, Nov 12, 2019
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How was the last day of the outgoing ministers?

  • Published at 11:52 pm January 7th, 2019
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As the 11th parliament's cabinet is formed, the 10th parliament ministers are set to retire

On the last working day Monday, the departing ministers who came to the Secretariat welcomed the newly formed cabinet and hoped that the newcomers would be successful in carrying out their duties.

As the 11th parliament's cabinet is formed, the 10th parliament ministers are set to retire.

Most of the outgoing ministers met with officials and journalists.

On their last working day, outgoing ministers became very emotional in their offices, while officials and employees of the respective ministries presented them with flowers and bid them farewell.

Former minister Tofail Ahmed, at a farewell program in the conference room of the Commerce Ministry, said: “Bangladesh will be built as a dignified country within the next five years under dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.”

He further said: “I hope the newly formed cabinet will play a vibrant role in accelerating the ongoing progress of development. Bangladesh will witness new feat of development to build the country as the Golden Bengal dreamt by the Father of Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.”

Outgoing education minister Nurul Islam Nahid expressed his gratitude to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Education Ministry andits officials. 

“I owe my achievements to all of you,” he said during his farewell.

Nahid said that the prime minister has given him more credit than he deserved for which he was grateful.

Calling on the ministry officials to cooperate with his successor, Nahid said: “There have been radical changes in the education system in the last 10 years. Dr Dipu Moni is an experienced, learned person. She will continue the stream of success of the last 10 years.”

Former food minister Qamrul Islam, addressing officials at his farewell, said: "You have helped me in the past five years. I urge you to assist the new minister Sadhan Chandra Majumdar in the same way, to keep up development and progress.”

Outgoing shipping minister Shahjahan Khan was present at the Secretariat. 

He said: "I welcome the new cabinet. Many projects have been implemented during my tenure. We have to try and implement the unfinished projects within a short period.”

Former social welfare minister Rashed Khan Menon exchanged pleasantries with officials and employees in the corridor of the ministry. 

On the other hand, outgoing agricultural minister Matia Chowdhury, former state minister for women and children affairs (Independent Charge) Meher Afroze Chumki, former information minister Hasanul Haq Inu, and former relief minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya did not come to the Secretariat on the last working day.