The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator George Akume has said the living conditions of Nigerians would substantially improve after the negative impact on the cost of living on the commoners caused by the removal of oil subsidy.
The SGF gave the assurance on Monday, when he received in his office a delegation of the North Central People’s Forum(NCPF), led by Sardauna Plateau, Senator Jeremiah Useni.
He urged Nigerians to bear the pains of the removal of subsidy on petrol and support the Tinubu administration to address the welfare of the people.
“This government will not disappoint Nigerians. The President means well but we can go wrong. When we go wrong, correct us,” the SGF said.
He listed the bold steps taken by Tinubu so far; which he said impacted the national economy and sent positive signals to policy makers, local and international, that the government meant business.
The Chairman, National Executive Committee of NCDF, Sani Ndanusa, said members came on behalf of the people of the North Central zone to congratulate the SGF on his appointment and wish him a successful tenure.
He urged Akume to take absolute political control of the zone by having quarterly meetings with the North Central Governors’ Forum, NCPF leadership and other critical political office holders to discuss developmental strides of the zone.
He described the OSGF as a veritable engine room of the government and urged him to attract key appointments to the North Central zone, which should include capable members of the NCPF.
Ndanusa, said the forum was working hard, engaging all human resources at its disposal to tap available opportunities in the zone including its land mass, water resources and mineral deposits.
“We are aspiring to have a commission to reposition North Central zone,” he said.
Former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, General Useni lauded Akume’s choice as SGF as a well-deserved appointment, describing him as a seasoned administrator and politician who deserved the position he occupies in the new administration
Among members of the delegation were former deputy governors of Benue State, Chief Steven Lawani and Chief Jacob Tilley-Gyado; Ambassador Ayuba Ngbako, Prof Sheni Doknan, Dr Mohammed Santuraki, Ambassador. Mohammed Mabdul, Hon. Yekini Alabi, Hon Mrs Mary Nwagulu and the Secretary General of NCDF, Khaleel Bolaji.