‘Make Yourself Worthy Of God, Nigerians,’ Tinubu Charges New Ministers 

Muhammed Abubakar, Reporting

NIGERIA’S President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has charged newly-sworn-in ministers of the federation to make themselves worthy in the eyes of God and the people in their call to service.

This is just as he pleaded with the appointed ministers to collaborate with him and each other to fulfill the aspirations of Nigerians through their service.

Tinubu gave the charge at the official inauguration of the 45 confirmed ministers-designate on Monday held at the Conference Centre of the State House, Abuja.

He said: “We are in this boat, even if it is a vehicle and I am the driver, the entire Nigerians are behind sitting and watching as you and I navigate this vehicle.

“We must hold each other responsible, we have to do the job to meet the expectations of all Nigerians.

“As I said earlier on, you are not a minister of a particular state, colony, region or ethnic nationality, you are a minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

Describing the call to serve as ministers in the Federal Executive Council (FEC) as an honour, Tinubu further charged to work as a team.

He added that the greatest number of Nigerians are expectant of their delivery, accountability and transparency and as well expect them to work with integrity, dignity and deliver.

“With the inauguration of Ministers today, we are about to accelerate our governing efforts to move forward in realizing our best aspiration for Nigeria.

“It’s all about a great team and I believe we have them here. It is a high honour to be chosen to serve as a minister in the federal executive council of our beloved republic.

“With such high honour comes tremendous responsibility in this moment of abundant promise and peril in equal measure. All of you who have been sworn in have been called to distinguish yourselves.

“It is me who knows you and delegates this authority but the greatest number of Nigerians are highly expectant of delivery, accountability and transparency.

“Nigerians expect that you will serve with integrity, dignity and deliver. I will hold you to that standard. Your assignment began immediately.

“As your country honours you today by this call to service, you must each work to make yourselves worthy in the eyes of God and all our nation’s people,” he said.

The inauguration of the ministers about a week after President Tinubu released the list of portfolios for the appointees, which was later reviewed on Sunday.

Those sworn in included former Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike as Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Wale Edun (Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy), Adegboyega Oyetola (Marine and Blue Economy), David Umahi (Works), Festus Keyamo (Aviation and Aerospace Development), and Betta Edu (Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation).

Also among those sworn in are Bosun Tijani (Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy), Ishak Salaco (State, Environment and Ecological Management), Adedayo Adelabu (Minister of Power), Tunji Alausa (State, Health and Social Welfare), Dele Alake (Solid Minerals Development), Lola Ade-John (Minister of Tourism), Sa’idu Alkali (Transportation), and Bunmi Tunji-Ojo (Interior).

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