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I won’t disappoint Nigerians, Tinubu – newly-sworn in SGF, George Akume vows

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The newly sworn-in Secretary to the Government of the Federation, George Akume, has said he will deliver his responsibilities as expected, vowing that he will not disappoint the Nigerian populace and President Bola Ahmed Tinubu who appointed him to office.

Akume made the promise while addressing State House journalists after he was sworn in as the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, by president Tinubu on Wednesday.

“To have been selected to serve in this exalted position out of over 200 million Nigerians, it is a challenge to serve in line with the oath I have taken today.

“I assure Nigerians I will do my best, I will not disappoint the President, I will not disappoint this country and I will not disappoint my party.

“I believe Nigerians will find fulfilment in my responsibilities as I discharge that in their own interest. It is an honour to serve the country and I am strongly persuaded that guided by Almighty God, I will do my best and Nigerians will really have to reap the dividends of democracy.

The former Governor of Benue State and Minister of special duties during president Muhammadu Buhari’s regime, noted that he will continue to take a clue President Tinubu.

“I am someone who has been on the scene for quite some time and I know the man we are serving, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as President and we just have to follow his footsteps.

“He has never been in the gallery, which is always full of critics. He has always been in the arena, where the doers are. He is a doer, so we have to tag along. We must never afford to fail,” he said.

In his remarks, the immediate past SGF, Boss Mustapha, urged his successor to prepare himself for the challenges ahead because the role is an herculean task.

“This is a tough job; I wouldn’t want to mince words about that. It is an extremely important office in terms of coordination of government’s activities and also stringing government policies, programmes and projects.

“It is his responsibility to guide the government, so there is an enormity. Under his office he has six Permanent Secretaries so, it is a combination of five to six ministries in one place that will be reporting to him on different agencies.

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