Posted by News Express | 7 November 2017 | 1,186 times
The Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the appointment of Barr. Boss Gida Mustapha as the new Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF). The party said that Mustapha’s appointment is what is needed at the moment to reinvigorate both the economy, restore stability and direction for governance in Nigeria.
Rivers APC made its opinion known in a press statement on Monday signed by Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, SSA Media who is also the Public Affairs Consultant to the Chairman of the party in the state, Dr. Ibiamu Davies Ikanya.
He said: “The appointment of Mustapha as the new SGF is the tonic needed by the APC led Federal Government to reinvigorate the fight against corruption, revive the economy, restore hope to Nigerians and provide the elusive dividends of democracy to all and sundry.”
The party also stated that in view of the sensitive nature of the Office of the SGF being the engine room with the core responsibility to ensure the success of the polices of this administration, “what the APC government needs at this point is not only a patriotic, seasoned and sound bureaucrat but a detribalised Nigerian who is well versed in the politics of Nigeria and one who contributed and witnessed the inputs of party members for the success of APC during the 2015 polls and we are happy that Boss Mustapha fits that bill.
“Mustapha’s track record of great feats was demonstrated during his short slot as the Managing Director/CEO of the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), an agency under the Ministry of Transportation. Apart from this, his outstanding inputs as the Secretary of the APC Presidential Campaign Organization in 2015 that worked for Buhari’s election with Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi as the Director General that brought the APC government into office need not be overemphasised.”
According to the party, what many Nigerians may not know about the SGF is that he is the National Vice President, Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship international Nigeria. He was the Chairman People’s Solidarity Party in the defunct Gongola State (1989-1990), State Chairman, Social Democratic Party, Gongola State (1990-1991) and most importantly contested SDP primaries against Atiku Abubakar for the gubernatorial ticket for SDP in Adamawa State in 1991, “a feat that simply attest that Boss Mustapha is not only well versed but a tested hand in the politics of Nigeria.
“An accomplished lawyer, astute, fearless, honest, loyal and committed politician, Mustapha once served as the Deputy National Chairman of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria from 2010 to 2013. As a member of APC Transition Committee (2015) and a member of APC Board of Trustees marks him as a thorough APC man.
“With the feats of this energetic, vibrant, virile and committed fellow as the new SGF, Nigerians can now go and sleep with their two eyes closed as he will surely not only deliver but will turn things around and ensure the success of this present administration in all its policy implementation.”
The party also commended President Buhari for resolving to expand the Federal Executive Council (FEC) with the appointment of more Ministers and supporters of the ruling APC into the government with the constitution of the boards of government agencies. The party also expressed the hope that once this is done, the re-election of the APC led government in 2019 will be assured.
Rivers APC also called on Nigerians to exercise patience and give President Buhari “the opportunity to take this country to the desired destination that will make her the envy of most advanced countries in the world.”
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