A rare presidential commendation came from President Muhammadu Buhari to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, on Sunday for organizing a successful ministers’ retreat in Abuja last week.
The commendation was contained in a letter personally signed by Buhari to him and amplified in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, a copy of which was obtained by Persecondnews.
Shehu said Buhari was ”very impressed” with the SGF’s performance at the retreat, hailing his organisational competence and comprehensive speech delivered at the retreat.
The letter reads: ”I am writing to personally recognise your competence and commend the way you organised and led the Ministers’ Retreat.
”The intellectual inputs by the Panel, Chaired by the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Alhaji Yayale Ahmed were remarkable.
”The benefits derived from the Committees discussions were enormous and the added values to the Ministers’ and Permanent Secretaries’ experiences very much appreciated.
”Your comprehensive speech at the beginning of the second day of the Retreat proved your capacity and experience. For those of us who missed the first day of the Retreat, the speech adequately prepared us for the second and final day of the occasion.
”I am happy to write this short letter of appreciation to you because I am very impressed with your performance at the retreat.”