Buhari to ministers: I’m proud we gave our best to Nigerians | No one should keep grievances
President Muhammadu Buhari says members of his cabinet have
given their best in the last seven and a half years that they have been with
In a statement on Wednesday, Femi Adesina, media aide to the
president, said Buhari spoke after the valedictory federal executive council
(FEC) meeting on Wednesday.
Buhari directed the ministers to tidy up their work and
avoid last-minute rush that could compromise the good deeds they had done over
“I am proud to say we gave our best. In the course of our
years together, ranging from our newest addition to the oldest members of the
team for the past seven and half years, we have differed on many issues,”
Adesina quoted Buhari as saying.
“I urge that we
understand that those positions were for the collective good, and no one should
keep grievances, or carry these differences forward.
“For those of us that will not directly be in government, I
know that I am one of such, I ask that we continue to provide our support, in
whatever way we can, if called upon by our great party, All Progressives
Congress (APC) that gave us the platform to stand and we must continue to
support it in every way we can.
“I also thank God for the strength and for keeping us
together. I look forward to a great many of you, disproving that Daura has not
become too distant because I am no longer Mr President. I will also be happy to
do the many things that I have not been able to since May 29th, 2015, one of
such is my favourite pastime of taking care of my cattle.
“I wish all of us the
best and hope to hear good news whenever any of our names are mentioned. Thank
you and God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”
Buhari also met with state house staff.
He lauded the workers for supporting his administration for
He noted that the administration had stretched to
accommodate the views of workers and to meet some of their needs within the
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