'President has over 6000 appointments to make' - Presidency

A Special Assistant to the President, Garba Shehu, has stated that Nigerians should be patient with Muhammadu Buhari and that he would be fair to all in making appointments.

President Muhammadu Buhari

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, has stated that Muhammadu Buhari would be fair to all.

Speaking with Sahara TV, he also urged Nigerians to be patient and  reassured that the President still has over 6,000 appointments to make.

Buhari, who recently sacked the country’s service chiefs that served under former President Goodluck Jonathan and dissolved the boards of many Federal Government parastatals across the country, has been facing nationwide criticism for not constituting his cabinet and appointing people into various boards of parastatals. The President has also being accused of allegedly favouring the North in the appointment he had made so far.

Garba Shehu said regarding this, 'I think President Muhammadu Buhari is sensitive to the diversity of this country. He has more than 6,000 appointments to make.

'Therefore, why would anybody use less than 10 appointments to judge the President on this matter? Again, it boils down to the lack of patience. This man is an experienced leader. Nigeria stands to gain from the accumulation of wisdom that he has garnered over his long life on earth. He has sworn to an oath that he’s a President of all.

This government will make as many as 6,000 appointments. And he is bound, even if he doesn’t wish it, by the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to reflect federal character.'


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