The Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari over the recent appointments of his Chief of Staff, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Comptroller General of Customs and Presidential Liaison Officers to the National Assembly.
According to the Edo State Governor, “the appointments were based on merit and not political sentiments or ethnic consideration, as some tribal jingoists would have us believe”.
Sanitise The System
The Governor, in a statement by his spokesman, Peter Okhiria, said that Nigeria as a nation had come to a point where the best hands needed to confront the peculiarity of the problems.
“It is not all the time we descend to the level of geopolitical balancing; we need to employ unusual methods to solve an unusual problem.
“The level of decay in the country at present requires very seasoned hands and incorruptible Nigerians that would help to translate the APC agenda of change for the benefit of all Nigerians. We must not reduce governance to political patronage of bread and butter,” Governor Oshiomhole stressed.
The Governor also congratulated the Chief of Staff, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and the Comptroller General of Customs, all of whom he had very close relationship with and whose credentials he said stood tall among their compeers.
Governor Oshiomhole wished them well in their new jobs of helping to sanitise the system.
He also suggested that rather than condemning the President for taking bold steps, he should be commended for having the uncommon courage to take plausible decisions in the appointments he has made so far, as he settles down for the real task of governance.
He said: “If we must make a huge difference in the lives of Nigerians, things must be done differently. We cannot continue to apply same template in the recruitment of persons and expect different results”.
The appointed officials have been sworn in on Monday by President Buhari.