All ministerial appointees in President Bola Tinubu’s cabinet signed a performance bond on Friday, which they hope to leverage to impact the lives of Nigerians within the shortest possible time.
The bond was signed after a three-day cabinet retreat for ministers, presidential aides, permanent secretaries, and top government functionaries organised by the presidency, with the theme “Delivering on the Renewed Hope Agenda.”
Closing the function, Tinubu tasked the ministers to do everything within their power to change the narrative and bring prosperity to Nigerians.
The President charged them to put personal ambitions aside and focus on the progress of the country, stressing that “we have a responsibility to change the narrative” and “navigate the ship out of poverty.”
His words: “Poverty is not a shameful thing, but it’s not acceptable. It’s left for you and I to navigate this ship out of poverty. We have gathered here to shape the future; no doubt about it, we are the hope and aspirations of many Nigerians. Let’s go out there; let’s bond together and make sure our country is fully recovered from elephantiasis.
“We must put aside personal ambitions and focus on the progress of our nation. I am proud standing before you. I am proud of myself; I contested election, I won; they took me to court, I won.”