Labour tasks Buhari on ministerial appointment
TO successfully fulfill his campaign promises, members of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint competent persons as Ministers.
In a statement issued at the weekend by ASCSN National President, Bobboi Bala Kaigama, and the Secretary-General, Alade Bashir Lawal, the union explained that the advice became necessary “because some names being touted in mainstream and social media as possible candidates for ministerial portfolios in the Buhari Administration are persons of questionable characters that have been recycled over and over again by previous governments”
Explaining further, ASCSN said: “Nigeria has abundant pool of human resource in all fields of endeavours and as such there is no need to continue to appoint persons with antecedents that will offend the sensibility of Nigerians into strategic positions any longer.
“If Mr. President proceeds to appoint certain individuals who spearheaded anti-people policies while serving the previous governments into his cabinet, his pledge to change the pattern of governance including the culture of impunity in the country will be dead on arrival,” the Union added.
According to the ASCSN, if for any reason Mr. President wishes to appoint persons that have served the governments in the past into his cabinet, “they must be individuals with impeccable characters, proven integrity, and track record of selfless service to the country”.
The union said: “At this critical stage of the country’s development, it will be a tragedy if Mr. President recycles failed experts and expired activists either as Ministers, Advisers or Assistants to serve in his government”