The Executive Secretary, ES, of the Nigerian Shippers Council, NSC, Rt. Hon. Emmanuel Jime, has congratulated Senator George Akume and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, on their appointments as Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, and Chief of Staff, CoS, to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, PBAT, respectively.

The appointments were announced by the President on Friday through a statement issued by the State House Director of Information, Mr. Abiodun Oladunjoye.

Applauding President Tinubu for the well-considered appointments, Jime, a former member of the House of Representatives, said that the vast experience and knowledge of Akume and Gbajabiamila on the workings of government would come to bear in the discharge of their duties for the new assignments.

He added that the appointment of the duo for these two critical positions in the executive branch of government, was an indication that PBAT is truly committed to fulfilling his promise that competence and character would determine who will be appointed into offices in his administration.

Time said, “I wholeheartedly congratulate Senator George Akume and Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila for their well-merited appointments as Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, and Chief of Staff, CoS, to the President respectively. I commend President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for making the right choices for these two important positions in his government.

“Senator Akume packs in his resume very intimidating credentials for his new office. He had risen to the top echelon of the Benue Civil Service before serving as governor of the state for eight years. And then the Senate for 12 years. He was Minister of Special Duties for four years in the immediate past administration of former President Muhammadu Buhari. I believe that to be Secretary to the Government of the Federation, the skill set needed is to be a good manager of men. Same as to be a Permanent Secretary, a governor and a Minister. This will be like a fish to water assignment literally for Senator Akume.

“Femi Gbajabiamila has been a distinguished parliamentarian. A very brilliant man with a good understanding of the workings of government. As Speaker, he brings to this assignment clarity of purpose and a bird’s eye view of what is required to enact a leadership that will deliver peace, prosperity and progress. Gbajabiamila fits the bill quite appropriately.”

He concluded, “All said, the appointments are well considered and the appointees well deserving.”


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