BY GRACE ANYANWU, ABUJA – President Muhammadu Buhari has cautioned political appointees and other government officials against using their positions to bestow undue advantage on certain individuals seeking government jobs and other favours.
The President said that such a practice is completely antithetical to the character of his Administration.
Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who stated the position of the President in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday, noted that President Buhari’s repeated warning followed persistent reports of fraudsters using the business cards and purported referral letters from presidential aides and other government officials to solicit employment, contract and other favours.
Mohammed urged Departments and Agencies to disregard any purported request from government officials aiming to confer undue advantage on anyone seeking such favours.
The Minister said the Administration has put in place a systematic and disciplined approach to ensure that the government runs smoothly for all Nigerians, whether in the area of employment or contract
Mohammed further said; “This system should be allowed to work for all Nigerians without interference”.