President Muhammadu Buhari has praised the administrative acumen of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha while commending him for organising a successful Ministers’ Retreat last week.
The President, in a letter personally signed by him, said he was ”very impressed” with the SGF’s performance at the retreat, hailing his organizational competence and comprehensive review delivered at the second day of the retreat.
”The benefits derived from the Committees discussions were enormous and the added values to the Ministers’ and Permanent Secretaries’ experiences very much appreciated.
”Your comprehensive speech at the beginning of the second day of the Retreat proved your capacity and experience. For those of us who missed the first day of the Retreat, the speech adequately prepared us for the second and final day of the occasion,” President Buhari wrote.
Meanwhile, Mustapha has promised to facilitate and support the smooth take-off of the Delivery Unit of the Cabinet Affairs Office, at the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
Mustapha made the promise at a post ministerial retreat meeting with staff of the Cabinet Affairs Office, CAO, where he disclosed that the unit will be coordinated by the Permanent Secretary, Cabinet Affairs Office to ensure that regular reports on the implementation of ministerial deliverables are submitted to the Federal Executive Council.
He urged the Permanent Secretary, CAO to continue to work closely with other Permanent Secretaries and officers within the OSGF to ensure effective delivery of this very important task.
“I assure you that we will do our best to ensure that staff of the Cabinet Affairs Office and the Delivery Unit are provided the requisite tools for effective discharge of their duties,” Mustapha pledged.
The SGF also directed that a suitable office be provided alongside requisite furniture, equipment, performance management system and dashboard system to facilitate a smooth operation of the unit.
Mustapha commended officials of the CAO for sacrificing their time late into the nights and working on weekends and public holidays even as he reassured of his commitment toward addressing the logistic challenges facing the office.
“I have directed the Permanent Secretaries to ensure that requests from the Cabinet Affairs Office are given utmost consideration even in the midst of our lean resources. We will explore every opportunity we have to provide welfare for our staff,” Mustapha said.