The South South zone of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has cautioned the newly sworn in ministers to avoid all forms of corruption and disloyalty to Nigeria and President Bola Tinubu.
The party charged the ministers to support Tinubu’s quest to transform the socio-economic landscape of Nigeria through the renewed hope agenda.
The zonal branch of the party, led by The Zonal Organizing Secretary of the APC, Dr Blessing Agbomhere, stated this in a statement in Abuja, while congratulating the ministers. He also congratulated the recently appointed APC women leader, Dr Mary Alile Idele.
He charged the South-South ministerial nominees; Festus Keyamo, Betta Edu, John Enoh, Nyesom Wike, Ekperikpe Ekpo, Heineken Lokpobri, and Abubakar Momoh to see their appointments as a call to service to their Fatherland and not an opportunity for self enrichment.
Being representatives of the South South region in President’s Tinubu’s cabinet, Agbomhere called on them to adopt strategies that will lead to the actualisation of the hopes and dreams of Nigerians who believe that President Tinubu is the right man to reinvigorate and restore the fortunes of this great nation.
Agbomhere said the president’s mandate to the ministers to work for the country and not for their individual states or regions is apt, adding that the immediate task before the ministers is to restore public faith in governance which is the only way that Nigerians can key in to the renewed hope agenda of government and make it work.
He charged them to bring their wealth of experience to bear in their assignments.
Agbomhere also urged the former governor of Kebbi State Atiku Bagudu; former national deputy chairman (North) of the APC, Abubakar Kyari; immediate past spokesman of the Tinubu Administration, Dele Alake; former governor of Osun state, Adegboyega Oyetola and the other ministers from all around the country to eschew all forms of power play and concentrate fully on the task ahead, adding that President Tinubu would not take lightly to any attempt to truncate the actualisation of his laid down road map to a more prosperous and secure nation.
The South South zonal organizing secretary stated that the economy and security are two critical sectors that Nigerians expect to see improvement.
He said the solid minerals sector, which he said has been continually neglected by previous administrations since 1999, is capable of playing a significant role in boosting Nigeria’s foreign exchange earnings if the right policies are put in place to maximise the benefits of the potentials in the sector.
He therefore called on the Minister in charge of the solid minerals sector, Dele Alake, to use his background in media strategy to bring together a team of capable individuals who can properly advise him on steps to take in transforming the sector.
The South South APC urged the new women leader to ensure her philanthropic and humanitarian activism is brought to bear on the mandate of galvanizing Nigerian women to work assiduously for the realisation of the renewed hope agenda.
Agbomhere described the Edo State born women leader as a dogged chieftain of the APC who has worked vigorously to boost the fortunes of the party in not just the South-South Geopolitical zone but in Nigeria as a whole, expressing hope that her inclusion in the National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling party would be a big advantage to the party.
Agbomhere said the new APC women leader is well known for her humanitarian and philanthropic activities which she has been carrying out through her reputable Non-Governmental Organization, Sister-To-Sister International Inc. which has contributed massively in the building of capacity of young girls and women.
The South-South zonal organizing secretary of the APC applauded the leader of the party in Edo state and lawmaker representing Edo North Senatorial District, Senator Adams Oshiomhole for the choice of Dr. Alile Idele as women leader and also thanked President Bola Tinubu for the support in making the choice a reality.