By Ahmad Deedat Zakari
President Bola Ahmad Tinubu on Wednesday administered oath of office to the newly appointed Secretary of the Government of the Federation (SGF), Senator George Akume
Senator George Akume, a former senator and governor of Benue State, was appointed to serve in the role barely a week into Tinubu’s administration.
The new SGF took over from Boss Mustapha, who preceded him in office.
The brief event was held at the Presidential Villa and had the Vice President, Kashim Shettima, Senate President Ahmad Lawan; and some serving and former governors in attendance.
The President also took to his verified social media platforms to eulogize the new SGF, whom he described as a distinguished public servant whose services in his new role will benefit Nigeria.
“It was with great pleasure that I, today, administered the Oath of Office and Allegiance to Senator George Akume to mark his official assumption of office as the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
“As a distinguished public servant who has demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities and a deep understanding of the workings of government, I have no doubt that Senator Akume’s service in the new position will be to the benefit of our nation.”