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‘I Will Not Disappoint Tinubu, Nigerians and My Party’, Akume Assures

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, George Akume, has pledged not to disappoint but work effectively with President Bola Tinubu.

In the presence of some government officials, Akume was sworn in by President Tinubu at the council chamber on Wednesday, June 7.

Speaking to State House correspondents after the ceremony, the new SGF promised to discharge his duties in the interest of Nigerians.

His words:

“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 fulfilment in my responsibilities as I discharge that in their interest.

“It is an honour 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.”

Akume served as the minister of Special Duties and Inter-governmental Affairs under President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.

He is also a former governor of Benue state and served in the Nigerian Senate for 12 years, four of which he was the minority leader.

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