Edo State governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has said that President Muhammadu Buhari deserves commendation rather than condemnation over his recent appointment of public officers.
The governor speaking in Benin City, Edo state capital said the President took a bold step, demonstrating uncommon courage for plausible decisions in the appointments he has made so far, as he settles down for the real task of governance.
“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,” Oshiomhole said.
Continuing he said, “the new appointees are Nigerians who have served the country in different capacities before now and deserved every bit of our cooperation and support to make them excel in their new jobs.”
President Muhammadu Buhari faced public outcry even from his party, the APC, 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.
The party said it was not consulted while many elder statesmen and sundry observers in the social media saw the appointments as lopsided, saying it favored only the Northern part of the country.
According to the Edo State governor, “the appointments are based on merit and not political sentiments or ethnic consideration as some tribal jingoists would have us believe.
“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”.

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