CNPP urges Buhari to sack ex-govs serving as ministers
Worried about the woes confronting the nation’s domestic economy, the Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately relieve all former governors serving in his cabinet of their duties.
It urged the President to appoint proven technocrats to run his change agenda if the Federal Government really desires to succeed in attracting foreign investment into the country.
The advice by CNPP to President Buhari was contained in a statement signed by its Secretary-General, Chief Willy Ezugwu, at the weekend. According to the CNPP, unless the former governors serving under Buhari’s cabinet were removed, the image of the regime will remain tainted with corruption, his anti-graft war notwithstanding.
The CNPP recalled that some of the former state executives left their states with empty treasury, leading to the bailout loans by the Buhari administration to enable them pay salary arrears of their workforce.
Ezugwu said: “For President Muhammadu Buhari to succeed in his change agenda, all former governors in his cabinet must be sacked to create room for technocrats to run his government if he must succeed.
“Some former governors serving in this government not only left their respective states with empty treasury but also in heavy debts such that it took the President’s bailout fund for salary arrears of states’ workers to be paid.” The CNPP scribe further said that foreign investors that the nation is labouring to attract would not come as most of them have the records of some of the former governors that ran their states aground and destroyed their economies.
“It will amount to effort in futility for the President to be labouring to attract investors as they will not entrust their hard-earned resources to well-known bad managers. This is the reason the Buhari government, which will be one year next month, yet has nothing to show for it except hardship and more hardship across the country despite the change mantra”, Ezugwu further said.
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