The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, on Monday declared that he was the least qualified to head the office of the SGF.
He also described his re-appointment as a call for re-dedication and re-commitment to the course of nationhood.
Mustapha spoke in Abuja while briefing his staff and journalists on his resumption after his reappointment by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The President had last Friday re-appointed Mustapha as SGF and Abba Kyari as his Chief of Staff (COS).
Apart from giving glory to God, Mustapha also thanked the President for the confidence reposed on him to continue serving the nation in that capacity.
He said: “For me, this is a very humbling experience and it caused me to think and reflect deeply in the last two days as to what qualifies me to come to this office.
“I looked around, I said well, probably I am the least qualified, I believe truly that the hand of God is upon everything that happens in a man’s life.
“Indeed I express my gratitude to God Almighty first and to Mr. President for reposing this level of confidence in me,’’ he said.
The re-appointment, he said, is an honour, and a task placed on him to move forward and reflect on issues affecting Nigeria in order to achieve good governance.
He added: “It is a call for a re-dedication, re-commitment to the course of the Nigeria nationhood and I will bring to bear everything that I need to do.
“I will work harder than I worked in the last one and a half years that I served in this office, be more committed and be more zealous for the things of Nigeria.
“And to help Mr. President to achieve his desire of transforming this country to take it to the next level,’’ he said.
He advised his staff to live up to expectation, stressing that they are expected to exhibit the spirit of excellence on whatever they do in order to provide hope for the government.
The Permanent Secretary, Ecological Department, Dr. Habiba Lawal and Permanent Secretary, Special Services OSGF, Dr. Amina Shamaki, who spoke on behalf of the staff, pledged their maximum cooperation to Mustapha.