Group tasks Buhari on tenured appointments

Posted by News Express | 4 June 2015 | 2,971 times

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President Muhammadu Buhari has been advised to allow political office holders occupying tenured appointments to continue in office if they are effective in their portfolios.

The advice is coming from the Political Action Group, which wants the new president to guard against arbitrarily removing appointees whose positions are protected by law and are yet to expire, saying that doing so would become a huge distraction to the government that has myriad of problems and challenges that require immediate solutions before it.

In a statement issued in Lagos on Monday, the group said that President Buhari must rebuff pressures from members of his political party and vested interests, who are angling for a quick piece of the national cake at the expense of stability and growth of the economy.  

Instead, the group said President Buhari should employ due diligence in appointments into federal boards, agencies and parastatals in order to maintain the integrity of the laudable growth and improvements recorded in some of the sectors.

Said the group, in the statement signed by its Acting President Ibrahim Aliyu, “This President and his political party were elected because Nigerians bought into their message of ‘Change’. The change Nigerians are demanding is positive change in governance that will enhance living standards and improve wellbeing of citizens.

“President Buhari should not cave to pressure and hastily make appointments into boards and federal government run agencies without allowing due diligence and due process to run its full course. This would allow the president have key data to know what areas to make amends so that the growth and successes recorded there are sustained and not lost.”

•Photo shows President Buhari.


Source: News Express

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