Council Of Former Perm Secs Honour Tinubu With Grand Patron

The Council of Former Permanent Secretaries, (CORFEPS) has conferred the Grand Patron of CORFEPS on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu as part of activities marking its week.

Director, Information, Segun Imohiosen revealed this in a statement signed on Thursday.

At the investiture, the President who was represented by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Sen. George Akume, thanked the Council for the award conferred on him.

He described it as a commendable decision that demonstrated a collective determination by tested technocrats and professions, to engage meaningfully with government.

Tinubu assured that his administration was committed to address myriads of challenges confronting the country.

He said that with the policies and programmes of the Renewed Hope Agenda coupled with the Nigerian Spirit, the new Nigeria was possible.

Tinubu said: “You will all recall that I campaigned and assumed office with the promise to renew the hope and confidence of all Nigerians.

“Almost a year later, my administration has become more resolute in addressing the challenges that we face and I remain confident that our policies and programs combined with the Nigerian spirit will help us overcome these challenges and create a better future for all.

“We must however work together as Nigerians, serving and retired, to achieve this shared aspiration.”

As a demonstration of this commitment, President Tinubu said the Federal Executive Council (FEC) recently approved the implementation of the Oronsaye Report, thus underscoring the political will to reform, reshape and strengthen the public Service for effective service delivery.

He promised that his administration would tap into the wealth of knowledge and experience garnered by the members of the Council to offer workable solutions for the good of the country.

While presenting the Grand Patron of the Council to Mr. President, the National Chairman of the Council of the Former Permanent Secretaries (CORFEPS), Mahmud Yayale Ahmed thanked President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for accepting their invitation during the maiden Annual CORFEPS Week.

Ahmed said that the Council was replete of sound technocrats who were committed to drawing from their deep knowledge and expertise on all facets of the Nigerian public service to assist both the government and the people at large.

He said that if government was to achieve its objectives of national development, there was need to strengthen institutions such as Civil Service as a catalyst for national development.

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