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President Muhammadu Buhari said on Tuesday that his administration had enormous work to do in the next four years, towards implementing his Next Level agenda.

To succeed, the President said he would use a “formidable team” to implement his programmes.

However, Buhari did not give details or give out any information on who would be among the formidable team.

The President has yet to name his cabinet more than one month after his inauguration for a second term on May 29.

But speaking while receiving members of the Buhari Media Organisation at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, he hinted that he would need to use a formidable team to work in the next four years.

The group was led by its Chairman, Mr Omoniyi Akinsiju.

Buhari told the group that he was determined to take Nigeria from the “old order” of doing things, in spite of the opposition he faced from those he said did not want the county to embrace change.

The President also spoke on his commitment to fight insecurity and to step up the war against corruption.

Buhari said, “Our government continues to grow in strength and will place a firm foundation for future generations. While there will be those who are determined to drag us back to the bad old days, your visit is timely. It is exactly a month ago that I was sworn in for a second term in office. The task ahead for the four years will require a formidable team.”

He praised the BMO for doing an impressive job during his re-election campaign, saying that the group remained a key asset.

The President added, “Your efforts have been commendable. I cannot thank you enough for your sacrifices during the first part of our journey.

“We have just come off a rigorous campaign during which I visited all the 36 states of the federation campaigning, seeking the votes of Nigerians and telling them what we have done in the last four years.

“I campaigned on three simple premises not different from those of 2015; to tackle insecurity, promote economic diversification and to fight corruption. Fulfilling these three promises is fundamental to taking Nigeria to the next level.

“I assure you that I am resolute on fulfilling these promises and will leave Nigeria a far better place than when we came.

“It is not an easy job to sell the administration’s services; we are doing unpopular things and facing powerful individuals and taking on vested interests who are accustomed to the corrupt era. But we must do things the right way; if we promised change then we must deliver it. This is regardless of whose interest is touched. There must be a manifest departure from the old order.”

Akinsiju earlier spoke on the work the organisation had done so far, saying that it included the writing of opinion articles, press statements and other media activities to promote the administration.

Among the visitors was Mr Tunde Thompson, a former reporter of The Guardian, who was imprisoned by the regime of Gen. Muhammadu Buhari in 1983 under the infamous Degree 4.

Meanwhile, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, has denied that he authored any statement or made comments suggesting that Buhari had named his ministerial nominees.

He described the source of the news as “fake.”

Reacting through his Twitter handle, @GarShehu, he wrote, “My Twitter account is a verified one. Whoever wants to know what I have said should go to it, not to a fake one.

“I have no breaking news on the appointment of ministers because I have not been briefed about it.

“Ignore the reports they are attributing to me, please.”

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