SPEECH BY THE SGF AT THE SWEARING-IN CEREMONY OF THE SGF, THE NSA, SSA MEDIA
Your Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari
Your Excellency Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbanjo
Your Excellency Chief of Staff to the President, Alhaji Abba Kyari
Your Excellency The Head of Service, Mr. Danladi Kifasi
Other dignitries here present
On behalf of my colleagues, I want to extend our immense gratitude to the President and the Vice President for the honor bestowed on us. I also wish to thank God for granting the President the vision, wisdom and kindness to consider us worthy of the positions of responsibility to discharge which we have just taken an oath.
We did not have to pass an examination to get appointed to these positions. It is not because of our tribes, our faiths or our political zones. Were it to be for such, I am sure none of us would have been considered worthy. So we appreciate that God has used you to bless us with these privileged appointments.
It is a privilege and honor to serve Nigeria in the capabilities at this turning point in its history. Nigeria is at the threshold of achieving greatness and so it is an honor to be senior members of the team that will propel it to this greatness,
We have in you sir a leader that leads by example. A leader that is focused and sure-footed in the direction and destination to which he wants to take the country. The goal is to build a Nigeria in which there is liberty, security, economic prosperity and rule of law. We ae grateful to be part of your team sir. We are lucky men indeed.
Accept our assurances sir, that by the grace of God we will not fail you. We will not fail our country. We will not fail ourselves, our families, and our friends. And by the grace of God, we will not fail Him either. We will strive at all times to serve our country and to serve you with excellence.
Once more, we thank you sir even as we wish you and your family continuous good health and long life.
God bless Nigeria.
Engr BD Lawal