8 July 2011
THIRTEEN of the 15 Special Advisers appointed on Wednesday by President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday took their oath of office and allegiance with the president telling them to buckle up for the task of transforming Nigeria as “Nigerians expect a lot from us.”
Saying that the challenges ahead are “quite enormous”, President Jonathan told the Special Advisers to brace up as “you are expected to be more knowledgeable in the areas you will advise than even ministers.”
Until his appointment, Dr. Reuben Abati was Chairman of the Editorial Board of The Guardian. He assumed office yesterday with a pledge to put in his best to sustain the culture of excellence expected of his office.