By Henry Umoru

ABUJA— MINISTER of Commerce and Industry, Senator Jibril Martins Kuye yesterday assumed office with a call for 100% quality implementation of the nation’s budget that would touch the lives of the people.

Kuye who described himself as a team player and whose style is that of hardwork, stressed that he will ensure that files do not stay beyond one hour in his office.

Speaking yesterday after being handed over to by the ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Dr. Abubakar Mohammed, the Minister who described the Ministry as very pivotal to national development, said  many Nigerians were suffering and not living their dreams, adding that it was for this reason that the government has to come in hence, Acting President Goodluck Jonathan has tasked them to be on their toes.

Also yesterday, the Minister of State, Commerce and Industry, Ms. Josephine Tapgun who noted that the Minister had said it, however said they must perform against the backdrop that the time was short, just as he urged members of staff of the Ministry to cooperate with them if the set target must be achieved.

While Senator Jibril Martins Kuye hails from Ogun state, Ms. Josephine Tapgun represents Plateau State. It would be recalled that her Senior brother, Ambassador Fidelis Tapgun, former Plateau State governor, former Minister of Industry and was also Minister of State, Commerce and Industry where the sister is now from January to May, 2007.


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