The new Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, has pleaded with the general public to address him as simply “The SGF” and not add any other appellations.

Buhari receives new SGF, Boss Mustapha at state House
Buhari receives new SGF, Boss Mustapha at state House

Boss Mustapha who said this yesterday while receiving his handover documents from former acting SGF, Dr. Habitat Lawal, also described the appellations  ‘Executive Governor’, ‘Your Excellency’ commonly used in Nigeria as “ banana peels and unconstitutional.”

Mustapha said he claimed no superior knowledge over anybody to warrant such kinds of appellation ascribed to his name of office. He however said he  would prefer to be addressed simply as ‘The SGF’ without the prefix of ‘Your Excellency’.

According to him,  “I will make a passionate appeal. I don’t know where you people get this ‘Your Excellency’ from. Some of the nomenclatures are banana peels.

“I often hear people say ‘Executive Governor,’ I say look at the constitution, there is nothing like executive governor. It is Governor of a state,” Mustapha said.

“I want to simply be addressed as SGF please”, Mustapha told those in attendance at the brief ceremony.

“I don’t claim any superior experience or skills other than the grace of God,” he added.



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