He urged the ministers to contribute actively to the nation's progress and to develop innovative homegrown solutions that will drive economic recovery.
The inauguration marked the commencement of the Federal Executive Council meetings under President Tinubu's administration, held at the Aso Rock presidential villa.
The President expressed his congratulations to the ministers and underscored their role as servants of the people. Highlighting the high expectations from the Nigerian populace, President Tinubu compared the ministers to conductors, while likening himself to the bus driver in this collective journey of governance.
“We have to make sure that this country succeed for 200 million. I accepted the mandate and i have delegated the power to you to serve the country,”
the President said while reiterating that members of the cabinet will have the opportunity to come up with home grown solutions and re-engineering process that will lead to availability of resources and making the economy work for the people.
“There are so many things that the cynics will say is impossible, but in your dictionary everything is possible. We have the talent, capacity to turn the country around. We all know that the expectations are high and the times are tough right now. We must work hard, commit ourselves to create an economy that will serve all Nigerians.
“We have rate of unemployment that is not unacceptable. You have been appointed to turn things around. Without security, there will be no investment. We have to convince them (investors) and the time is now to convince them. If you look around the world, every leader is clamouring for what they think should be their food security,”
Tinubu said while urging the ministers to see themselves as members of a team and to remain focused. He added that every area is priority of government.