Boss Mustapha, the Secretary General of the Federation, has beckoned on all minister-designate on the cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure they remain totally accountable to citizens in discharging their duties.

Mustapha speaking on Monday, at the presidential retreat for minister designate and permanent secretaries in Abuja, said that governance task requires patience and total commitment.

The SGF said the minister-designate is to focus on consolidating on the gains of the last four years of the President Buhari’s administration to identify the remaining areas that need to be addressed and remain committed to improving the lives of the people.

Mustapha also said that the ministers will be resettling displaced communities, confronting the emerging challenges of climate change, dealing decisively with the new flashes of insecurity across the country as well as improving the economic conditions of the citizenry.

He said: “As honourable ministers of the Federal Executive Council, we are expected to live above board. We must, therefore, eschew every conduct, private or public, that would tarnish the good image of the President-in-Council.”

He stated that the ministers must not be dismayed by the enormous developmental challenges facing our country.

“Rather we should see our appointments as a veritable and rare opportunity to contribute and positively impact on our society, bearing in mind that your pride for your country should not come after your country becomes great but when your country becomes great because of your pride in it,” he said.

Meanwhile, on Monday, previously reported that President Buhari and his vice, Yemi Osinbajo, attended the two-day retreat for minister designates.

The retreat, according to the federal government is said to be aimed at developing a strong platform for teamwork among ministerial appointments for next-level 2019-2023.


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