Ahead of the May 29 swearing-in ceremony, Nigeria youths have urged President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu not to compromise in selecting his cabinet ministers.
The Northern Christain Youth Professionals (NCYP) National Leader, Mr Isaac Abrak, disclosed this on Friday in Kaduna while felicitating with the Muslim faithful over the Eid-el-Fitr celebration.
Abrak reminded the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, that Nigerians voted for him based on his track record as the Governor of Lagos State and urged him not to compromise his sterling leadership quality.
According to him, Tinubu transformed Lagos into one of the biggest economies in Africa because he assembled teams of people who understood his God-given call for service to humanity.
Abrak added that the cabinet that made up his administration as the then-governor of Lagos were patriotic Nigerians drawn from all ethnic and religious backgrounds based on merit.
He tasked Tinubu to, in the same vein, appoint credible and competent hands to pilot the affairs in various ministries, departments and agencies.
“We strongly remind the President-elect not to compromise on this standard as he chooses his kitchen cabinet, advisers, and other government principals. This standard is what Nigerians voted for in him, and they do not expect anything less but even better,” he said.
The group also tasked the President-elect to be mindful of the security and economic hardships bedevilling Nigerians while urging him to hit the ground running with policies to facilitate the difficulties.
“The NCYP recognises that Tinubu’s presidency is coming at a time when economic and security hardships have stretched the Nigerian people to the highest limit. As such, the country cannot afford to be stretched beyond its elastic limit.
“Thus, only a team with the character of selfless service and spirit of patriotism like that of Tinubu’s days in the Lagos government is desired.
“He should hit the ground running by beginning to improve the living conditions of Nigerians, uniting the country, and setting it on the path of transforming into the great nation envisioned by our founding fathers,” Abrak urged.