Adamawa Government on Monday commended President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing Boss Mustafa as new Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).
The state’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Malam Ahmad Sajoh, gave the commendation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yola.
He said Adamawa Government and people were happy over the return of the position of SGF to the state and thanked the President for the gesture.
The commissioner added that “the government and people of Adamawa are happy with the development. I just spoke to many stakeholders, including Gov. Bindow Jibrilla, who expressed
happiness and thanked President Muhammadu Buhari over the appointment.
“Boss Mustafa is our son and we are confident about his ability to discharge the responsibilities of that office.”
Sajoh reiterated Adamawa Government’s commitment to stand by Mustafa to ensure that he succeeded in his new assignment.
The state’s Organising Secretary of All Progressives Congress (APC) Alhaji Ahmed Lawan, also said the party was satisfied with the appointment and was happy with the decision by Buhari to retain the position in Adamawa.
He said “Mustafa is one of us; he is a strong man and team player whose appointment would further enhance the party in the state, North East and Nigeria as a whole.”
Lawan urged the people of Adamawa to rally round Mustafa and give him the needed support to succeed.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday sacked former SGF, Babachir Lawal, and former Director General of National Intelligence Agency, NIA, Amb. Ayo Oke.
The President then appointed Boss Mustapha as new SGF.
The information is in a tweet by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.The tweet read; “PMB terminates appointments of Babachir Lawal, suspended SGF, and Amb Ayo Oke, former DG, NIA. Mr Boss Mustapha is new SGF.”
Mustapha, who until his appointment was the Director General of Nigeria Inland Waterways (NIWA) hails from Adamawa.