Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), a foremost northern socio-cultural and political group, has urged Nigeria’s new president, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu (GCFR), to prioritize the use of best brains when recruiting his lieutenants into his nascent administration.
The newly elected chairman of ACF, Arc. Gabriel Yakubu Aduku, made the call in a press statement made available to newsmen on Wednesday.
According to him, President Tinubu has penchant for assembling egg-heads when it comes to engaging political leaders and mentoring them to greatness, adding that this unique attribute of harnessing experts to drive development has engendered a lot of hope in Nigerians.
He said: “first of all, on behalf of the members of Board of Trustees, National Executive Council and the National Working Committee, I congratulate our new president, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu on his inauguration as President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria on the 29th of May, 2021. I also congratulate the outgone administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and the entire Nigerians for yet another successful transition from one civilian administration to another.
“One thing you cannot take from the new president is his eagle eyes for locating the best brains to get the job done. And that’s mostly what it takes to move this country to its desired destination, which he is notable for. And so, with the cooperation of all Nigerians to pull in the same direction, the administration shall enjoy a huge success in the end.
Arc. Aduku who also doubles as the current chairman, Board of Trustees, Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA), noted that having been in the forefront of the fight for the entrenchment of the present democratic dispensation, President Tinubu is well acquainted with the various challenges confronting the country and will in no doubt confront them headlong.
He therefore prayed God for good health and long life for the president who he described as a dogged fighter who has been destined to pilot the affairs on Nigeria at this material time.