By Deji Abdulwahab
The Foundation for African Development (FAD), has urged President Bola Tinubu to retain some of the best hands of the former President Muhammadu Buhari in government as they are valuable assets.
Mr Stanley Odili, the County Director, FAD, said this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.
Odii stated that the re-appointment of the Director-General of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Mr Samuel Ogboku was commendable.
He urged Tinubu to extend the same gesture to other Buhari’s appointees whose public service records were clean and plausible.
“This will strengthen the existing unity between the supporters of the Buhari’s administration and the current administration of Tinubu.
“The re-appointment of the NDDC Director-General, Samuel Ogboku and his management team shows that Tinubu is interested in achievements.
“Tinubu should not bow to the pressure of some impatient job-seekers to remove from the office, some Buhari’s appointees whose public service records are clean and plausible.
“We want to remind Tinubu that some of the Buhari’s appointees supported his election bid, and the best way to encourage them will not be to disgrace them out of the office, but rather to retain them,” Odii said.
He said that removing some Buhari’s appointees before the end of their tenure in office, could cause friction and disunity in the All Progressives Congress(APC) family.
“The use of technical reasons to remove appointees of the previous APC administration before the end of their tenures, especially when they have performed creditably well will create distrust among members of the party,” he said. (NAN)
Edited by Ali Baba-Inuwa