Ministerial appointment: Buhari speaks on those needed for his next level work


President Muhammadu Buhari has said his administration required a formidable team in order to deliver on his campaign promise, tagged Next Level.

He stated this at a time reports had it that he sent ministerial list to the National Assembly.

Speaking while receiving the Buhari Media Organisation, BMO-led by its chairman, Omoniyi Akinsiju, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Tuesday, the President also insisted that his administration will do everything to end insecurity in the country.

Buhari, who promised to leave Nigeria a better place than he met it, assured that he would ensure the safety of the country.

He said “Our government continues to grow in strength and will place a firm foundation for future generations.

“While there will be those who are determined to drag us back to the bad old days, your visit is timely. It is exactly a month ago that I was sworn in for a second term in office. The task ahead for the four years will require a formidable team.”

He described the BMO as a key communication in the information management asset to his administration.

He said “Your efforts have been commendable. I cannot thank you enough for your sacrifices during the first part of our journey.

“We have just come off rigorous campaigns during which I visit led all the 36 states of the federation campaigning, seeking the votes of Nigerians and telling them what we have done in the last four years.

“I campaign on three simple premises not different from those of 2015. To tackle insecurity, promote economic diversification and to fight corruption. Fulfilling these three promises are fundamental to taking Nigeria to the next level.

“I assure you that I am resolute on fulfilling these promises and will leave Nigeria a far better place than when we came.

“It is not an easy job to sell the administration’s services, we are doing unpopular things and facing powerful individuals and taking on invested interest who are accustomed to the corrupt era. But we must do things the right way; if we promised change then we must deliver it.

“This is regardless of whose interest is touched. There must be a manifest departure from the old order.

“We are making significant progress and these are evident for all to see. Despite attempts by enemies to twist and bend facts, most Nigerians know the truth.

“I acknowledged your steadfastness in telling the story of this administration’s successes. We will continue to intensify our efforts and ensure that our promises to Nigerians are kept and fulfilled.

“One message that is dear to me which I urged you to propagate is that I am determined to end security challenges we are facing in the country and make Nigeria a peaceful and a prosperous country.

“I employ you to continue the good work you have done with such commitment and the determination, ultimately your patriotism and love for this country can never be quantified or repaid.”