**Calls for team work to move Nigeria Forward
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Senator George Akume, has assured Nigerians that the ugly narrative of the nation in recent past would be turned around by President Bola Tinubu led Government for greater productivity
Akume spoke at a reception held in his honour, his wife, Mrs Regina Akume who was inaugurated as a member of the House of Representatives, representing Gboko/Tarkaa federal Constituency of Benue state hosted by Prince Yahaya Audu, Group President, CEO of Zayo Sigma on Tuesday at Abuja.
The SGF noted that with one voice, one determination and one sense of purpose Nigerians of all walks of lives should work together as a team with the Government to move the Country forward.
Represented by his son, Dr. Micheal Aondohemba Akume, he said, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu possesed needed experience and capacity adding that as President the nation is on a better trajectory to social and economic recovery.
Akume, who commended President Tinubu for considering him worthy for the appointment as Secretary to the federation, pledged not to let the nation down .
He disclosed that the appointment which is the first for the people of the Middle Belt Geo-political zone of the country, would be jealousy protected by offering the best service to the citizenry that will transform the country.
He noted as a former Governor, three terms senator and a minister, he was able to use team work to wrestle power from the PDP at the state level, he there promised he will offer his best to the country.
He congratulated the entire people of Benue state, APC officials and Stakeholders who worked tirelessly to bringing about the desire result of overwhelming votes for the APC in Benue state.
Senator, Akume thanked the Organisers of the inauguration Dinner in his honour and all elected National Assembly members from the state, saying Prince Yahaya Audu, although not from Benue state, have been a long time reliable and dependable family friend.
In an opening remark, the chairman of the occasion, Former Deputy Governor of the state, chief Steven Lawani, applauded president Ahmed Tinubu for the appointment, described it as a huge opportunity for service, which , he said, Akume possess the wherewithal to make a difference in his assignment..
He charged the two Senators and nine House of representatives members elected on the platform of the APC to remain a collective voice for issues that concerns the people of Benue state.
He advised them to consider their election as an opportunity to serve rather than personal advantage and should work in synergy to deliver the perks of democracy to the state.
Earlier, the wife of the SGF Mrs Hon Regina Akume, explained that the feat achieved by the Benue APC that won two senate seats out of three and nine House of Representatives Members out of ten could only have been achieved through team work and the collective performance of APC in the past.
She added that the legislators from the state are poised to making laws that will bring development to the state and the country.
Meanwhile, the organiser, Prince Yahaya Audu disclosed that the wife of the SGF has been a mother to him, reason why he decided to package the event as his contribution to the success of the family.
He commended the President for the appointment of Sen. George Akume as Secretary to Government of the Federation, described it as triumph for hardwork and commitment to ideals.
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Spokesperson of sports ministry bags fellowship award on sports development
The Membership Council of the Institute of Corporate Administration has approved the conferment of Fellowship Award on the Director of Press and Public Relations of the Federal Ministry of Sports Development, Abuja, Mr Mohammed Manga.
Assistant Director of Press and Public Relations. Mrs Grace Njoku in a statement indicated that the award is in recognition of his dedication and commitment to public service and service delivery in the country.
According to the statement, the approval for the conferment of the Award on him by the Council follows series of evaluations of his stellar performance, hard work, upwardly mobile and visionary approach to administrative matters such as strict adherence to professionalism in the discharge of his assigned duties followed with positive results as well as public spiritedness
“The offer qualifies the spokesman of the Federal Ministry of Sports Development, as a senior member of the Institute and he can thus append FCAI after his name.
“The Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Public Service and Fellowship is conferred on individuals who currently occupy supervisory, managerial or leadership positions in the public or private sector, academia or armed forces and have exceptionally distinguished themselves in their fields of endeavour
While presenting the Award to the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Alhaji Ismaila Abubakar today in his office in Abuja, the Chief Accounting Officer, reminded him to see the Award as a call to higher responsibility.
“Let me first of all congratulate you on the Award of Fellowship. It is an Award well deserved, but remember, Awards are meant to spur people to do more. I therefore challenge you to redouble your efforts.
“Keep on the good work and ensure you impact this spirit to those working under you. Be focused, resolute, humble, and always uphold professionalism in the conduct of government business*, he said.
It would be recalled that the Director, Press and Public Relations of the Federal Ministry of Sports and Youth Development, Mr Mohammed Manga was honoured with the Spokespersons’ Award for year 2022 by IMR’s Image Merchants Promotion Limited after he emerged top best in the Resident Information Officers’ (RIO) category to become the first to win the Spokespersons Communication Award (SCA) out of the 145 entries screened by the panel of judges.
Tinubu names El-Rufai, Tope Fasua, others in New appointments
President Bola Tinubu has named 18 Special Advisers and Senior Special Assistants in New appointments to help execute the Federal Government’s agenda across various sectors of the economy.
The Director of Information at the Office of the Vice President, Olusola Abiola gave the indication in a statement released on Monday
The team, which comprises 6 Special Advisers and 12 Senior Special Assistants, will be stationed in the Vice President’s office to support the implementation of the Tinubu administration’s “Renewed Hope” agenda.
The appointments in the Vice President’s office include:
Rukaiya El-Rufai, Special Adviser (SAD) to the President on NEC & Climate Change
Tope Kolade Fasua as Special Adviser (SAD) to the President on Economic Matters
Aliyu Modibbo Umar, Special Adviser (SAD), General Duties
Hakeem Baba Ahmed, Special Adviser (SAD) on Political Matters
Jumoke Oduwole, Special Adviser (SAD) to the President on PEBEC & Investment.
Sadiq Wanka, Special Adviser (SAD) to the President on Power Infrastructure, Usman Mohammed, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Administration & Office Coordination, Kingsley Stanley Nkwocha, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Communications
Ishaq Ahmed Ningi, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Digital Media & Emergency Management
Peju Adebajo, Senior Special Assistant to the President, Investment & Privatisation
Mohammed Bulama, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Political/Special Duties, Kingsley Uzoma, Senior Special Assistant to the President, Agricbusiness & Productivity Enhancement
Gimba Kakanda, Senior Special Assistant to the President, Research & Analytics
Temitola Adekunle-Johnson, Senior Special Assistant to the President, Job Creation & MSMEs.
The list of appointments in the Vice President’s office is completed by:
Nasir Yammama, Senior Special Assistant to the President, Innovation, Zainab Yunusa, Senior Special Assistant to the President on NEC, Mariam Temitope, Senior Special Assistant to the President, Regional Development Programmes, Bashir Maidugu, Deputy State House Counsel (Senior Special Assistant to the President).
At last Tinubu sacks Emiefele, appoints Yemi Cardoso as New CBN Gov
**Four new Deputy Governors get nod
At last, President Bola Tinubu has sacked the suspended and detained Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele and has appointed Dr. Olayemi Michael Cardoso as his replacement at the nation’s apex Bank
Cardoso is a Banker, Chartered Stockbroker, and Public Policy Maker, who served as the former chairman of Citibank Nigeria and one-time Commissioner for Lagos State Ministry of Economic Planning and Budget.
A statement by presidential spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale, on Friday evening said; “President Bola Tinubu has approved the nomination of Dr. Olayemi Michael Cardoso to serve as the new Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), for a term of five (5) years at the first instance, pending his confirmation by the Nigerian Senate.”
Ngelale said in the statement thus; “This directive is in conformity with Section 8 (1) of the Central Bank of Nigeria Act, 2007, which vests in the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the authority to appoint the Governor and Four (4) Deputy Governors for the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), subject to confirmation by the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“Furthermore, President Bola Tinubu has approved the nomination of four new Deputy Governors of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), for a term of five (5) years at the first instance, pending their confirmation by the Nigerian Senate.”
The new Deputy Governors are listed as (1) Mrs. Emem Nnana Usoro; (2) Mr. Muhammad Sani Abdullahi Dattijo; (3) Mr. Philip Ikeazor; and (4) Dr. Bala M. Bello
According to the Presidential aide, “In line with President Bola Tinubu’s Renewed Hope agenda, the President expects the above-listed nominees to successfully implement critical reforms at the Central Bank of Nigeria, which will enhance the confidence of Nigerians and international partners in the restructuring of the Nigerian economy toward sustainable growth and prosperity for all.”
The new CBN helmsman is the founding chairman and co-chair of Ehingbeti Summit, the Lagos State Economic Summit. Also a former Executive Lead at the Harvard Kennedy School alumni association, Cardoso did managerial and administrative studies at Aston University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree. He has a Master’s degree from the Harvard Kennedy School in public administration
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