What’s next after Tinubu’s riot act to the Ministers…? By Taiwo Olapade

Exactly a week after the swearing in and inauguration of the cabinet of the new administration, all the 45 Ministers attended the maiden Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by President Bola Tinubu at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The Ministers arrivved the Presidential Villa to the waiting hands of the Chief of Staff to the President, Hon Femi Gbajabiamila and other top Protocol officers before settling down for the business of the day.

It wasn’t too long that President Bola Tinubu walked into the Council Chamber that activities kicked off with the recitation of the National Anthem and thereafter short prayer session.

Many of the Ministers except for the nine former Governors had a taste of what the Council Chamber, venue of the weekly FEC meeting is all about for the first time.

While addressing the meeting, the President gave a marching order to his team saying expectations of Nigerians are high and they cannot afford to fail in their responsibilities.

He said Nigerians are going through tough times charging the Ministers to work closely to revive the ailing economy in order to improve the well being and fortunes of the people.

According to the President, the new cabinet must unlock the hidden potentials of the nation’s economy and reposition it for the greater good of all.

As customary at the end of every FEC meeting at the Villa, some Ministers led by that of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Mr Wale Edun briefed newsmen highlighting the 8 point agenda of the Tinubu administration.

He disclosed that the new government will guide against unnecessary borrowings in running the economy noting that spending huge amounts on servicing loan is no longer feasible.

Food security, job creation, access to funds to boost small enterprises, and improved security are some of the top priorities the Minister for Finance highlighted.

Others are, creating enabling corporate Business Environment,
promoting the rule of law and combatting the menace of corruption completes the eight point agenda in which the Tinubu administration hinge his plans to change the narrative in the country.

The new administration is racing against time and sooner than later Nigerians will be asking the President “how market”.

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