Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo state has thrown his weight behind President Muhammadu Buhari over his recent set of appointments.
Oshiomhole urged Nigerians to encourage Buhari, who is ready to confront the problems affecting the nation by appointing people based on merit and not ethnicity, Vanguard reports.
In a statement issued by Peter Okhiria, his chief press secretary, Oshiomhole said: “The Nigerian nation has come to a point where we have to use the best hands to confront the peculiarity of our 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 will help translate the APC agenda of change for the benefit of all Nigerians.
“We must not reduce governance to political patronage of bread and butter. The governor congratulates the Chief of Staff, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and the Comptroller General of Customs, all of who he had very close relationship with and whose credentials stand tall among their compeers. He wishes them well in their new jobs of helping to sanitize a system that has become so rotten and corrupt as a result of manifest incompetence and mismanagement.”
Meanwhile, Buhari swore in the newly appointed secretary to the government of the federation, Babachir David Lawal, yesterday, August 31. The swearing-in ceremony took place at the council chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. It also featured other newly appointed presidential aides.