No nepotism in Tinubu’s appointments, says DAWN Commission

Dr Olayemi Michael Cardoso
Dr Olayemi Michael Cardoso

• Says appointees are best brains, hands

The Director-General of Development Agenda for Western Nigeria {DAWN} Commission, Mr. Seye Oyeleye, yesterday, warned against reading nepotism to the appointments of Yemi Cardoso as the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria; Zacch Adedeji as the boss of the First Inland Revenue Service {FIRS} and Wale Edun as the Coordinating Minister of the Economy.
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Oyeleye, who spoke with The Guardian in Ibadan, said the country is at a precipice and in the intensive care unit and, therefore, needs the best brains and hands.

The DG said: “Mr. President said he would be looking around for the best hands and brains to rescue Nigeria and make use of knowledgeable people. Nigeria is in the ICU. When a patient is in ICU, you don’t do trial and error. The people appointed have distinguished themselves. We are at the precipice. We, therefore, need all hands on the deck. Nobody should read nepotism and tribalism to the appointments of Yemi Cardoso and Zech Adedeji. Mr. President did not need to look at where they come from but the knowledge they have to rescue the country. Right now, Nigeria needs the best hands and brains.

”I will just advise Edun, Cardoso and Adedeji to hit the ground running. Let the FIRS boss expand the tax net and block leakages. Let the CBN governor return the apex bank to its primary role. The governor of CBN is not a child’s play.”
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