Johnbosco Agbakwuru – Abuja
PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday reiterated his determination to carry all parts of the country along in its programmes.
President Buhari made the pledge when he received some of the ministers who worked with him when he was head associated with state between January 1984 and August 1985 at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He said: “Let me recall how we got things done then because it has been a military administration. I pledged to carry everyone along on my last lap as a democratically elected leader. ”
The President in a statement issued by his Special Adviser upon Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, thanked the former ministers “for being consistently in touch” and particularly lauded the particular military for building Abuja like a new Federal Capital for the nation.
The leader regarding the delegation, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, that served as Minister involving External Affairs, said the team came to congratulate typically the President about his achievements in security, foreign affairs, anti-corruption, education, and many others.
This individual said, “We were appointed 35 years and nine months ago. At least 18 of us were sworn within. Your leadership was firm, but you also gave us a free hand to operate. You knew what each person had been doing. We will never forget the opportunity you gave us. All of us remain patriots. ”
He or she commended this President in the newly constituted Economic Advisory Council, adding that the same should be considered for protection and foreign affairs.
Other former ministers in often the team had been Major-Gen, Muhammed Magoro (Internal Affairs), Dr. Emmanuel Nsan (Health), Alhaji Ibrahim Yakima Abdullah (Education) and Brig-Gen Ahmed Abdullahi (Communications).
A minute silence was observed in memory of those who have died among the previous ministers.