Buhari talks tough over Amaechi, others

By Sanni Muhammed November 5, 2015 18:04

Buhari talks tough over Amaechi, others

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked members of his cabinet to institutionalize his anti-corruption campaign and become drivers of the “change mantra” which is hinged on tackling corruption, insecurity and improving the economy, upon which he was elected into office.

He also implored them to be the vehicles to administer the policies and programmes of his administration.

Buhari stated this while delivering an opening remark at a two day Presidential retreat on the theme “Delivering Change: From Precepts to Practice” for the 36 Ministers at the State House, Abuja, where he charged them to work in accordance with the views and aspirations of his administration.

      “I invited you to join me in this urgent mission for our country. You should count yourselves privileged to have been chosen from among millions of other Nigerians to be the drivers of the change that the administration promised Nigerians.

“This retreat marks your first official contact with the machinery of this government. It is important that you are well acquainted with the direction of this government, so we can work as a team.”

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He also admitted that the expectations of Nigerians from his administration were high and for that reason challenged the new Ministers to ensure that their determination to be successful remains equal to the nation’s numerous challenges.

He reminded them clear and effective communication was required in their ministerial jobs and advised them to be in constant touch with their colleagues and share relevant information.

Buhari stated that he would focus on diversification of the economy and eradication of poverty.

He further pledged that his administration would uphold the rule of law and eradicate impunity amongst Government officials.

During the retreat, all 36 Ministers were in attendance, along with Vice-President,Yemi Osinbajo, and top presidential aides.

The new Ministers will be lectured on various topics such as; structure of government and parastatals; national security; protocol matters and lines of communications, among others. lecturers at the retreat would be former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Babagana Kingibe; former Heads of Service, Ebele Okeke and Aji Goni; Auwalu Yadudu; Bulus Lolo; amongst others.

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