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Buhari ‘Only President makes political appointments,’ SGF says

Lawal made the comment on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, following reports that his office had been extorting money from candidates seeking appointment into boards of parastatals and agencies.

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The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal has said that only President Muhammadu Buhari can make political appointments.

Lawal made the comment on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, following reports that his office had been extorting money from candidates seeking appointment into boards of parastatals and agencies, The Cable reports.

Read the SGF’s statement below:

The office of the SGF wishes to first clarify that it does not make political appointments, including those into boards of parastatals, as this is the prerogative of the president.

The office is also not involved in employment activities, which is the responsibility of the federal civil service commission or the respective agencies as the case may be.

For appointment of boards of federal government parastatals and agencies, there is a presidential committee and its memberships are drawn from the six geo-political zones of the federation.

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