President Muhammadu Buhari has urged his ministers-designate to avoid waste of resources and impunity, but to work in line with the change agenda of his government.
The president, who rang the warning bell at the ongoing retreat for the incoming ministers at the Banquet Hall of the State House in Abuja, also asked the minister-designate to consider themselves privileged to be called to service in the midst of millions of Nigerians, charging them to work as a team to deliver.
Buhari, however told the ministers-designate to use the office of his chief of staff as official communication Channel inline with the presidential system of government.
He reiterated his resolve to fight corruption, solve unemployment problems, tackle insecurity and also diversify the economy for sustainable growth.
The retreat which started on low key at the Transcorb hotel in Abuja on Wednesday to end on Friday is themed “Delivering Change: From Percept to Practice”.
While the early part of the opening ceremony was made open to Journalists, the later and the technical sessions were however closed to the public. In attendance were all the 36 ministers-designate.