In a recent development, the newly appointed Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, George Akume, has vowed to work with President Bola Tinubu to ensure the success of their administration. Akume made this known during an interview with State House Correspondents after he was sworn in as the new SGF at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Akume, who has had a long-standing career in politics, pledged not to disappoint Nigerians and Tinubu in the discharge of his duties. He expressed his commitment to serving the country and discharging his responsibilities in the interest of Nigerians.
“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. I believe Nigerians will find fulfillment in my responsibilities as I discharge them in their own interest. It is an honor 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,” he said.
Akume further stated that he has been on the scene for quite some time and knows the man they are serving, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as President. He emphasized the need to follow Tinubu’s footsteps, as he is a doer and has always been in the arena where the action takes place.
“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,” Akume added.
The appointment of George Akume as the new SGF has been met with mixed reactions from Nigerians, with some expressing optimism that he will bring positive change to the country, while others remain skeptical.
However, with his wealth of experience in politics and his commitment to serving the country, Akume is poised to make a significant impact in his new role. His vow to work with President Tinubu is also a positive sign, as it shows that both men are committed to working together to move the country forward.