The newly inaugurated Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Wale Edun, has assured Nigerians that President Bola Tinubu would not turn his back on the Nigerian masses.
He said that the current discomfort being experienced across the country would become a thing of the past in a short period.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, Edun, while addressing directors of the ministry as he arrived from his inauguration, charged all staff of the ministry “to deliver and perform as expected of you”.
He said, “The expectations of Nigerians are high, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has taken key macro, monetary and fiscal measures that will change the economy. It is our duty to minimize the pains that will come with the reforms. We have a job to do to ensure that Nigerians are not left behind.”
Edun said he was impressed with the level of automation and digitisation of the activities of the ministry, noting that with what he has seen the ministry should be able to deliver on the expectations of Tinubu for Nigerians.
He praised his immediate predecessor, Zainab Ahmed, for what she did with the economy and promised to build on her achievements in order to take “the country to greater heights”
Speaking earlier, the permanent secretary of special duties of the ministry, Udo Okokon Ekanem, pledged the total commitment and loyalty of every staff of the ministry to the minister.
He said the staff of the ministry “are receptive to change and innovation and pledge to work with the Minister.
The union of the ministry, therefore, sang the solidarity song to officially greet him upon his entrance to the ministry as he proceeded to the seventh floor using the elevator for a brief meeting with the Accountant General of the Federation, Oluwatoyin Madein.