Government of the Federation (SGF) Babachir Lawal, National Security
Adviser Babagana Mungono and the Special Adviser to the President on
Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina.
Speaking at the event on Monday, the newly appointed SGF promised not
to disappoint Nigerians in the exercise of his duties.
He made the pledge after being sworn in by President Buhari in the
council chambers at the Presidential Villa.
He said he and the others appointed to the President’s kitchen cabinet
will do their best to reposition Nigeria, a country he said was at the
threshold of greatness.
But speaking on behalf of his colleagues, Lawal said they were not
appointed because of their places of origin.
“We did not have to pass examination to get appointed into these
positions,” he said. “It was not because of our tribes, or our faiths,
or our political groups that we were considered worthy for these
“If it is such, I am sure none of us would have been considered worthy
of these appointments. We appreciate the President and we appreciate
God that he has blessed us with these privileged appointments,” Lawal