The newly-appointed Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Giwa Mustapha today paid a courtesy visit to the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and leadership of the National Assembly.
Mr. Mustapha said the visit was to solicit the support of the Senate in delivering the campaign promises of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government.
He said, “As SGF, my responsibility is to coordinate the implementation of government policies and to ensure that these policies are synergised in such a manner that we will be able to deliver to the good people of Nigeria the good things of life which they rightly deserve.
“I won’t be able to succeed in that task if I do not get the cooperation of the National Assembly. That is why I’m here today. To extend a hand of friendship. To extend the hand of soliciting (for) the cooperation of the National Assembly.”
He continued: “Whatever that has been lost in the past, we can quickly regain and recover and make progress so that by the time the four-year first mandate comes to an end, we can show on our profile.
“Mr. president is passionate about the three approaches he has promised. One, to fight for the security and defeat insurgency in every part of the country, two is to diversify the economy and thirdly to fight corruption. None of these three can be achieved if we do not get the support of the National Assembly, particularly now the Senate.”
Mustapha thanked the Senate President, saying, “We are here on a courtesy call to truly thank you personally for taking out time for attending my swearing-in ceremony as SGF and to also convey the gratitude of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and the entire government on the leadership you have given the National Assembly as a whole.
“Let me put it on record that your leadership has helped tremendously in stabilising the polity and also given a purposeful direction that we require by the Presidency to ensure that we deliver on the promises that we made to Nigerians when we sought for their mandate in 2015.”