The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, has said his reappointment is a call for him to render greater service to the nation.
The SGF said he would do the job with seriousness.
“I’m overwhelmed by the level of confidence reposed in me by the President and the nation to handle the affairs of state from the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF),” Mustapha said while addressing reporters yesterday at the Yola International Airport, Jimeta, Adamawa State.
The SGF, who was returning to Abuja after a weekend visit to Adamawa State, said he found his reappointment thrilling and challenging.
“In the last couple of days, I have been weighed down by the enormity of the responsibility of my office and the trust placed on me,” he said.
Mustapha promised to take his responsibilities seriously because the destinies of Nigerians hang in the balance, subjected to his actions or inactions.
He said: “I must do everything to honour God and justify the trust reposed in me by Mr President.”
Mustapha urged Nigerians to believe in President Muhammadu Buhari’s promise to take 100 million Nigerians out of poverty.
The SGF assured the nation that the promise was significant, adding that the President remained committed to it.
“Talking about taking 100 million people out of poverty in the next 10 years is the boldest statement that has ever been made, considering the situation in which we are. The President has already set the agenda going,” he said.
Also, Bayelsa State Governor Seriake Dickson has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari for reappointing Mustapha as the SGF.
In a statement by his Special Adviser (SA) on Media Relations, Mr. Fidelis Soriwei, the governor said: “I hereby congratulate Mr. Boss Mustapha on his reappointment as the SGF.
“This particular appointment did not come to me as a surprise as the SGF carried out the vast responsibilities of his office efficiently with respect and dignity deserving of such a high office.
“I also commend the President for this appointment, which shows the recognition of the exemplary efforts of the SGF.
“I wish Boss Mustapha success in this particular position and in his future dealings.” [THE NATION]