President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, directed all outgoing ministers to handover their portfolios on the 28th of Could, 2019.
The President gave the directive on Wednesday in the course of the Federal Govt Council (FEC) valedictory session on the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He famous that the valedictory FEC assembly was the final for the outgoing cupboard earlier than the inauguration of his second time period on the 29th of Could, including that they need to proceed working of their capability until Tuesday 28th of Could, 2019.
DAILY POST brings you full textual content of the President’s speech:
At this time’s Federal Govt Council assembly is the final time we’ll meet as a cupboard earlier than the graduation of the second and closing time period of this Administration.
Our first assembly on this chamber was in November 2015. Over the previous three and a half years, we labored collectively to ship our marketing campaign guarantees. I strongly imagine that it’s this teamwork that led to the successes recorded throughout our first time period
A few of our colleagues, with whom we began this journey, sadly, should not right here to affix us in celebrating our successes.
Particularly, I need to recognise our late brother, James Ocholi SAN who handed away in a fearful motor accident together with his spouse, Blessing and son, Joshua solely 4 months after being sworn in as a Minister.
I would like us to all put him, and certainly his household, in our reminiscence. He was a real patriot dedicated to our CHANGE agenda.
I additionally acknowledge the contributions of different Council members who resigned earlier than the completion of our tenure to pursue different alternatives
You’ll recall that after we began this journey, our nation was going through quite a few challenges.
We inherited a damaged economic system which finally went into recession within the second quarter of Fiscal 12 months 2016. The scenario was additional compounded by insecurity and big corruption.
Many would have given up. Certainly, many exterior commentators mentioned our scenario was effectively nigh hopeless. Nonetheless, all of us got here collectively and pushed ahead to ship our marketing campaign promise to rescue our nation from its parlous state.
Though all of us had a standard imaginative and prescient, we incessantly had heated debates on this room on one of the simplest ways to attain our objectives. These differing views are what made the selections we took all of the extra rational.
It’s this high quality that made me retain my cupboard for the total time period. Every of you on this room has a singular talent and power. We’re a mirrored image of the Nigeria we aspire to attain. A various however tolerant nation the place nobody is silenced and the place each opinion ought to be heard and regarded
I would like you all to depart this assembly proud to have served your nation to one of the best of your means.
Try to be proud to have been a part of the Authorities that liberated the native governments beforehand below Boko Haram rule.
Try to be proud to have contributed to our meals safety and financial diversification agenda which led to the revival of our rural agrarian economic system
Try to be proud to have been a part of the crew that developed the Financial Restoration and Development Plan which led Nigeria exiting its worst recession in many years
Try to be proud to have launched the social funding program that enhanced livelihoods of thousands and thousands of Nigerians.
Try to be proud to have participated in settling excellent pensions of many senior residents deserted by earlier governments whereas supporting state governments to fulfill their wage arrears.
And naturally, it is best to all be proud to have overseen probably the most formidable highway, rail and airport rehabilitation packages within the historical past of our nation.
I need to placed on file, that your achievements within the final three and a half hears has assured your place within the historical past books of this nation. You’ve got actually constructed the foundations for an improved economic system and a extra purposeful authorities.
Though immediately is our final council assembly, I count on all of you to proceed working till Tuesday, 28th Could 2019 when you’ll formally hand over your schedules to your respective Everlasting Secretaries. Your handing over letters ought to be submitted to the Workplace of the Secretary to the Authorities of the Federation.
I need to conclude by thanking all of you for agreeing to serve our nation throughout these troublesome instances. I need to use this chance to recognise the silent companions to this cupboard, your spouses, households and buddies, who supported you thru these years.
I want you the easiest of luck and pray on your successes, for expensive households and our for nation within the years forward.
Thanks and God Bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.