Tinubu swears in Akume as new Secretary to Government of Federation

The Nigeria’s President Bola Tinubu has sworn in George Akume as the new Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), a ceremony held at the council chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Penpushing reports that the event was attended by Vice President Kashim Shettima, Senate President Ahmad Lawan as well Governors AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State, Hyacinth Alia of Benue, and former governor of Nasarawa, Tanko Al-Makura, and the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, FolasadeYemi-Esan, spouse of the new  scribe of the federation Regina Akume, among others.

The new Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), was a former governor of Benue State and former senator, who was appointed on Friday to handle the administrative organisation of the new government.

Penpushing further reports that Akume, a former minister of special duties and inter-governmental affairs under President Muhammadu Buhari from 2019 to 2023, whose swearing in took place on Wednesday took over from Boss Mustapha, after he took the Oath of Allegiance and the Oath of Office.

The new Secretary to Government of the Federation was the senator representing Benue North-West Senatorial District from 2007 to 2019, and was also the minority leader of the Senate from June 2011 to June 2015.

Penpushing also reports that Akume in his speech while addressing State House journalists after the swearing in ceremony said he will not disappoint Nigerians and President Bola Tinubu who appointed him to office.

“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’, he said.

“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’.

“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.

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