A former All Progressive Congress (APC) Presidential Aspirant, Chief Stanley Osifo, has congratulated Sen. George Akume over his appointment as the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).
Osifo made this known in his congratulatory message issued in Lagos on Tuesday.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that George Akume is the current and 21st Secretary to the Government of the Federation, appointed by President Bola Tinubu.
Akume served as Minister of Special Duties and Inter-governmental Affairs under President Muhammadu Buhari from 2019 to 2023. He was the Senator representing Benue North-West Senatorial District from 2007 to 2019.
He was also the Minority Leader of the Senate from June 2011 to June 2015. He served as the governor of Benue State from May 1999 to May 2007.
Osifo, in his congratulatory message, said Akume’s appointment was an indication of the recognition of the immense contributions he had made to national development.
“I heartily congratulate you, Sen. George Akume on your appointment by the President, Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
“Your appointment is an indication of the recognition of the immense contributions you have made to national development as Governor, Senator and Minister.
“The experience you have garnered in service will definitely be a great asset to the President and Nigerians in your new position.
“You are not noisy,” he said.
Osifo said Akume was a calm worker, believing that he would perform better than he had in his past areas of service to the nation and humanity.
The former presidential aspirant, therefore, wished him an outstanding and successful performance in his new office.