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Buhari: I will ‘look into’ allegation of lop-sided appointments


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President Muhammadu Buhari says he has directed that a list of all heads of parastatals be submitted to him without delay.

Femi Adesina, Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, quoted Buhari as saying this when he received a delegation of Christian Leaders, led by Samson Ayokunle, the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).

According to a statement issued by Adesina, Buhari promised CAN leaders that he would look into the claims of lopsided appointments in his administration.

“On the question of one-sided appointments, we will look at it. I have given instructions that a list of all heads of parastatals be submitted to me and I know they will not delay in doing that,” he said.

Buhari also said his administration would reform the police and judiciary as both institutions are critical to the security and stability of the nation.

“We need a good police force and judiciary to really maintain the legitimacy and the confidence of the populace in governance,” he said.

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Buhari also met with leaders of the Jama’atu Nasril Islam, led by Khalid Aliyu, Secretary-General of the Islamic group.

The promise to review presidential appointments is coming few days after the Presidency released a list it claimed was the “full list” of all appointments made by Buhari in response to a report that more than 80 out of 100 appointees of the President were from the North.

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