The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, has described his reappointment as a call for greater service, which he is not taking lightly.
“I’m overwhelmed by the level of confidence reposed in me by the President and the entire nation to handle the affairs of state from the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation,” the SGF said in an interaction with newsmen on Sunday at the Yola International Airport, Jimeta.
The SGF said he found his reappointment to be both 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.
He added that he feels he must take his responsibilities seriously because the destinies of the people of Nigeria hang in the balance, subjected to his actions or inactions.
“Generally, I am thrilled , I am excited because of the responsibilities, but I am also conscious of the fact that this is a trust and I must not take it lightly,” he said.
He added that he felt the need to please God and to justify the trust of man by doing his work diligently, saying, “I must do everything to honour God and to justify the trust in me by Mr President.”
He urged Nigerians to believe in the promise made by President Muhammadu Buhari to take 100 million Nigerians out of poverty, asserting that the promise is significant and the president is 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, and the presisent has already set the agenda going,” he said.