Minister-Designate James Ocholi: President Buhari is preparing us for the challenges ahead

President Muhammadu Buhari has told ministers-designate that the expectations of Nigerians from the government are high and urged them to be the vehicle that will drive the change he promised Nigerians before he was elected President.

In his opening remarks at a presidential retreat for the ministers-designate held at the State House Conference Hall, Abuja, Buhari told them to count themselves privileged to have been chosen among millions of Nigerians at this historic time to be the instruments that would deliver the change he promised.

At the retreat which began a day after he received the official report of the ministerial screening and confirmation The president said: “The work of restoration and renewal is urgent and immense.

“The expectations of Nigerians are high. Our determination to succeed and change the fortunes of our country must be equal to the challenge.

“I have invited you to join me in this urgent mission for our country. I am convinced that in accepting this invitation you are also equally determined to take part in this patriotic undertaking.”

Buhari reminded them that his  election as president  was hinged on his promise to tackle corruption, insecurity and revive the economy.
Reiterating the point he made at his inauguration about the uniqueness of this moment for the country and for Nigerians, Buhari told the ministers-designate that they came on board the ship of governance at an interesting time.

 

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