A group, under the aegis of the Northern Christian Youth Professionals, has hailed President Bola Tinubu for finding the former Governor of Benue State, Senator George Akume, good enough to be appointed as the Secretary General of the Federation.
While praising the president as a man who is genuinely interested in upholding the tenets of federal character and inclusivity, the group said they are proud that Akume’s exceptional leadership qualities are being appreciated at the highest level.
The former governor was the Chairman of the House Committee on Army during his political period in the Senate and also served as Minister of Special Duties and Inter-governmental Affairs in the administration of former President Muhammadu Buhari.
A statement issued in Abuja on Friday by the chairman of the group, Isaac Abrak, noted that the appointment signifies a significant step towards the unity and inclusivity of the country.
He said, “We greatly appreciate Senator Akume’s appointment as an indication that the current government is dedicated to serving all Nigerians, regardless of their religious or ethnic backgrounds. It reinforces the belief that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is steadfast in his promise to unite Nigeria and ensure that every citizen is valued and represented in the governance of our nation.
“Most interestingly, we commend President Tinubu for maintaining his trademark commitment to meritocracy in making key appointments. The selection of George Akume as Secretary General of the Federation, along with Speaker Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila and Senator Ibrahim Hassan Hadejia as Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief of Staff, respectively, demonstrates a government that prioritises competence and qualifications above sentiments.
“We firmly believe that Akume’s appointment will greatly contribute to the unity, progress, and development of our great nation. His exceptional leadership qualities, unwavering dedication, and deep understanding of the needs and aspirations of the Nigerian people make him an ideal choice for this important role. We are confident that under his guidance, the interests of all Nigerians will be prioritised, and strides will be made towards a more united and prosperous nation.
” The Northern Christian Youth Professionals extend their warmest congratulations once again to Senator George Akume and appreciate President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for his commitment to uniting Nigeria and upholding meritocracy in key appointments.”