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Incompetent people occupying vital positions in Buhari's govt — El-Rufai laments

Thursday, October 28, 2021

/ by Bobby Adams
Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai 

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, says the government of President Muhammadu Buhari and Nigeria’s public service was lacking experienced and competent people to steer the country to economic growth and prosperity.

“We need competent people in political and public services, but this is not the case in Nigeria, and things will not work.

“Unless the best and brightest hands are in the political system, the outcome will be sub-optimal and terrible,” Mr El-Rufai was reported by The Cable to have said during a panel discussion at the Nigerian Economic Summit in Abuja on Tuesday.

The Kaduna state governor also berated Nigerian business elites for refusing to get involved with the country’s politics, adding that the economic class were only concerned with doing business, making money and living in highbrow areas.

“This is why I keep appealing to the educated, the experienced, and the accomplished in Nigeria to please come into political parties.

“Let us have a mass of decent people in politics, everything else will follow. But if we allow our political system to be populated by people with nothing to lose, this country will never achieve its potentials,” he added.

His comment comes as president Buhari continues to appoint individuals with questionable characters to head agencies under his administration, an example being the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa.

In February, The Nigerian Senate had confirmed Mr Bawa as the new head of the EFCC, despite a series of corruption allegations against him.

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