On the occasion of his birthday, President Muhammadu Buhari spoke highly of Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, Thecitypulsenews learnt.
On COVID- 19, Buhari expressed his admiration for and respect for the Chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee.
In a statement sent by his spokeswoman, Garba Shehu, the President praised Mustapha for his service as he turned 65.
” Because of the enthusiasm and energy with which he performs his work, my respect and admiration for Mustapha have grown increasingly greater and deeper since he was appointed SGF, ” he stated.
Mustapha, according to the Nigerian leader, is a remarkably competent individual who has his colleagues’ trust and support.
Buhari praised him for his contribution to the country’ s progress in combatting the pandemic.
Other public officials should take a page from Mustapha, who does his work with passion and extraordinary talent for details, according to the President.
After the sacking of Babachir Lawal in October 2017, Buhari named Mustapha SGF. Both men are Adamawa State natives.
Before that, the Federal Government Secretary- General was the Managing Director of the Nigerian Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA).
Mustapha is recognized for his hard work and humility and is often referred to as the engine room by administration officials.
He advised his employees and the public upon taking office that he preferred to be called simply as ‘ SGF, ‘ without the prefix of ‘ Your Excellency. ‘
” I’ m going to make a strong case. I’ m not sure where you acquire the title ‘ Your Excellency’ , Banana peels are used in some of the nomenclatures.
” I frequently hear the term ‘ executive governor, ‘ look at the constitution; there is no such thing as an executive governor; it is a state governor.
” I’ d like to be referred to as SGF, please. Other than God’s favor, I don’t claim any greater experience or skills, ” Mustapha added.