“Allan Lilia, a true servant who has shown leadership and a hardworking spirit in serving the Government and the nation through the Ministry of Rural Development (MRD).”
These are the words of MRD Honourable Minister Duddley Kopu during the farewell function held on Friday last week (29th July 2022) to acknowledge Mr Lilia for his service since joining the ministry in 2013.
Mr. Lilia a Civil Engineer by profession joined the Ministry as the Director of Civil Engineering and Infrastructure Development.
Mr Lilia is leaving MRD to take up a new post in another government ministry.
“Mr. Lilia has shown us a very good example in terms of work and how we should work together as a team for a common goal.
“A very senior person who has worked faithfully till the end and here we are thanking him for his time, effort, and service not only to MRD but the nation as a whole, “Honorable Kopu expressed in his farewell statement.
He further congratulated Mr Lilia and wish him all the best in his new role.
He also added that MRD will continue to work closely with him in his new role especially now that we are working on some of our reforms which will need his inputs.
MRD Permanent Secretary Dr Samson Viulu also shared the same sentiments in appreciation of Mr. Lilia’s contribution to the ministry.
“Even though I joined MRD just recently I come to know Mr. Lilia as a very humble and hardworking person.
“Whenever he walked into the office you can see every other colleague will just smile and this helps brighten up our day,” he added.
PS Viulu further added that Mr. Lilia will leave the ministry with his wealth of experience living a gap for MRD especially when we are working on our reforms.
“I just want to say thank you for your service and all the best in your new position as you will still continue to serve the government and our people,” PS Viulu expressed.
PS Viulu also acknowledged Mr. Lilia’s wife and children for supporting their father.
Meanwhile, MRD staff also took the opportunity to acknowledge Mr. Lilia for his friendship and fatherly role in the ministry.
Mr. Lilia thanked the Minister, PS, and all the MRD staff and assured them that he will continue to support MRD whenever the need arise.