President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday urged all members of his cabinet to work harder to earn the trust of Nigerians.
He gave the directive ahead of the Friday’s one year anniversary of the inauguration of ministers.
The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, told State House corespondents that the issue of the one year anniversary of the ministers took the centre stage at a meeting of the Federal Executive Council on Wednesday.
Fayemi said the meeting gave cabinet members the opportunity to reflect on the progress the administration had made, the challenges still to be tackled and the commitment to reiterate.
The minister admitted that the challenges are still enormous, saying ministers could not afford to rest on their oars.
He said, The challenges are still enormous, we read what you write and we get the feedback from the populace.
“We cannot afford to rest on our oars. We need to communicate to Nigerians what we are doing. We would find a way to speak individually about what we have been doing in the last one year.
“At the ministry level there, will be some kind of commemoration but noting extra ordinary.
“The President’s charge is simple. You know the President is not a man of many words. His charge to us is for us to just get on with it and ensure that we earn the trust of Nigerians by doing the best we can to serve the country.”
Also, the Minister of Defence, Monsur Dan-Ali, said Nigeria had made tremendous achievements under Buhari.
Given more time, he said the administration would deliver to the admiration of Nigerians.
The minister said, “Thank God, in the next two days, we will be one year in office. We thank God Almighty for seeing us through these turbulent times.