Buhari Presides Over Maiden FEC Meeting, Tasks Ministers On Service Delivery
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Abuja presided over the maiden Federal Executive Council (FEC) after his inauguration for the second term in office and challenged the Ministers on service delivery.
The president, who gave reasons for creating new ministries, enjoined the ministers never to fail in meeting the expectations of Nigerians.
Buhari particularly challenged the `returning Ministers’ to redouble their efforts in the second term.
“I expect you all to redouble your efforts in this second term. To enhance service delivery, we decided to restructure some functions which led to the creation of some new ministries.
“For example, to achieve our goals of economic diversification and inclusive growth we merged the Ministry of Finance with that of Budget and National Planning.
“We also created the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development to fully institutionalise our various interventions to support some of the poorest and most distressed citizens of our country,’’ he said.
“Furthermore, we split the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing and the Ministry of Transportation and Aviation to improve the efficiency and the effectiveness of our infrastructure delivery programmes and projects.
“On security, keeping in mind the need to improve on our achievements, we created the Ministry of Police Affairs whose purpose will be overseeing the development and implementation of strategies that would enhance Nigeria's internal security and synergy with other security agencies,'' he added.
While reminding the ministers of the oath they took on Aug. 21, the president urged them to offer selfless service to the nation.
Those who attended the meeting include Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha and the Head of Service, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita.
Others are National Security Adviser to the President, retired Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno and some presidential aides. (NAN)