Photo: Akume with Gov Mutfwang and his entourage
Akume’ll meet expectations of Tinubu, Nigerians —Mutfwang
Gov Caleb Mutfwang of Plateau State has expressed confidence that the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Sen. George Akume would meet the expectations of President Bola Tinubu, the people of North Central geopolitical zone and entire Nigeria.
Mutfwang who made this known during a courtesy visit on the SGF in his office in Abuja, also sought the collaboration of the SGF towards ensuring that Plateau people get value for their contributions to the government at different levels.
He said, “Your Excellency, we are here with a delegation from Plateau State to formally congratulate you on behalf of the good people of Plateau State on your well-deserved appointment as the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
“I am happy that Mr. President deemed it fit to bring you to this enviable office, which automatically makes you the most senior public servant from North Central Nigeria.
“Therefore, we have come to congratulate you and to identify with you as our leader and to remind you that we, from the North Central will be looking up to you for leadership as we chart a new course for our people.”
The Governor noted that although they were from different political platforms, the interest of Plateau people and the North Central region was beyond belonging to a political platform and pledged the support and loyalty of the people of Plateau to the SGF.
“Together with distinguished Senators and Members of the House, we have come to intimate you that although we may be from different political platforms, we know that the interest of our people is beyond platforms and we will be willing to provide strategic collaboration in the course of our tenure by the grace of God in order to ensure that our people get the value for their contributions to the government at different levels.
“We wish you a very successful tenure that will make North Central and the entire Nigeria very proud. We are confident that you have what it takes to deliver on the expectations of Mr President and the good people of North Central Nigeria.” he stated.
Responding, Akume expressed gratitude to the Governor and his delegation for the visit, adding that President Bola Tinubu acknowledged the diversity of Nigeria and was ready to carry every part of the country along in his administration.
He said the Rnewed Hope mantra of President Tinubu was already playing out, through the recent appointment of Service Chiefs, where the entire nation was being represented for inclusiveness.
The SGF assured Nigerians that President Tinubu would restructure the economy of the country to benefit everybody and promised to collaborate with Mutfwang, the people of Plateau state and North Central to promote peace and unity in the country.
Mutfwang was accompanied by Senate Minority Leader and Plateau North Senator, Simon Mwadkwon; Plateau South Senator, Napoleon Bali; Rep Dachung Musa Bagos Member representing Jos South/Jos East Federal Constituency; Rep Musa Agah, Jos North/Bassa Federal Constituency; Rep Peter Gyendeng, Barkin-Ladi/Riyom Federal Constituency; Rep Isaac Kwallu, Shendam/Quan’pan/Mikang Federal Constituency, among others.