President Bola Tinubu emphasized his commitment to holding the newly sworn-in ministers accountable for the standards and commitments that have been pledged to the Nigerian people.
During his address to the ministers at the Conference Centre of the State House in Abuja, Tinubu reiterated his stance on accountability and transparency.
He articulated, “Although I have delegated authority to you, it is crucial to recognize that the majority of Nigerians have high expectations for results, transparency, and responsibility. The nation anticipates that you will demonstrate integrity, respect, and effective performance. I will measure your performance against the standards we collectively promised to the Nigerian people.”
Tinubu underscored the importance of teamwork and expressed his confidence in the capabilities of the assembled team. He acknowledged the privilege and responsibility of serving as ministers in the Federal Executive Council and highlighted the pivotal role they must play in the nation’s current circumstances.
He emphasized the need for immediate action, acknowledging the dual nature of abundant potential and challenges that currently exist. Each minister’s duty, he stated, begins without delay, and the call to serve is accompanied by the responsibility of earning the respect of both the citizens and the divine.
Tinubu outlined their foremost obligation to restore the public’s confidence in government. He stressed that it is essential to demonstrate that capable and dedicated individuals in government can drive transformation and contribute to the nation’s collective advancement.
Earlier in the proceedings, a total of 45 ministers took their oaths and joined the cabinet. Noteworthy appointments included former Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike as the Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Festus Keyamo as the Minister of Aviation.
Among the other ministers were individuals like Wale Edun, who assumed the roles of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Adegboyega Oyetola overseeing Transportation, David Umahi in charge of Works, Festus Keyamo heading Aviation and Aerospace Development, and Betta Edu responsible for Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation.
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