President Muhammadu Buhari (PMB) on Monday swore-in Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Engr. Babachir David Lawal, National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno and Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.
Adesina was appointed on May 31, while Monguno’s was on July 13. Lawal was named the SGF on August 27.
At a brief ceremony held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Lawal, who spoke on behalf of the other appointees, promised that they would not disappoint the president and the country.
He added that they would serve the country with excellence and integrity.
He said: “We want to thank God for granting President the vision, wisdom, kindness and boldness to consider us worthy for positions of responsibilities.
“We did not have to pass any examination to get appointed into these positions, not because of our tribes, or our faiths, or our political groups that we were considered worthy for these positions.
“If it is such, I am sure none of us would have been considered worthy of these appointments. We appreciate the President and we appreciate God that he has blessed us with these privileged appointments.
“It is a privilege to serve Nigerians in these capacities at this point in time. Nigeria is at the threshold of achieving greatness and it is our honour and privilege to be senior members of the team that will propel the country to this greatness.
“We have in you and the vice president leaders that lead by examples, leaders that are focused, whose goal is to build a Nigeria where there is liberty, security, economic prosperity and the rule of law.
“We are grateful that we are part of the team to deliver this goal. Accept our assurances that by the grace of God, we will not fail you, we will not fail our country. Also, we will not fail ourselves, our families and our friends. By the grace of God, we will not fail you either. We will strive at all times to serve our country and to serve you with excellence, hardwork and integrity”.
President Buhari did not make any statement at the brief ceremony that was attended by top government officials including service chiefs, permanent secretaries as well as some chieftains of the governing All Progressive Congress, led by their National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun.
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