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APC Diaspora wants consideration for parastatals boards

18 February 2016, 20:26

Lagos - The All Progressives Congress International Secretariat has called on the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to consider Nigerians in the Diaspora for positions in boards of parastatals.

This follows Buhari dissolving boards constituted by the previous Goodluck Jonathan administration.

“APC International Secretariat is applauding the dissolution of boards and parastatals of immediate past administration. In fact, President  Buhari is making smart waves; by rightly placing professionals on the spot where they are able to perform their best at the ongoing appointments,” Francis John, Coordinator: APC International Secretariat said.

He said since Buhari had constituted a committee to compile names for appointments, coupled with the ongoing appointments, the secretariat had been receiving individuals and interest groups willingness to serve.

“Now is the time to buttress President Buhari, Vice President Yinka Osibanjo and US Vice President Joe Biden’s statements at various instances in Washington DC., that technocrats will be called to serve in this administration.”

Also read: APC Diaspora congratulates transmission committee

John reiterated to Buhari that Nigerians in the Diaspora were highly skilled and patriotic citizens with deep roots and connections in the international communities where they resided.

“Among impeccable candidates are some Technocrats-Diaspora Nigerians that actively played influential roles in the emergence of President Buhari,” said John.

“The case of Prof. Isa Odidi stands out. He is the only Diaspora spokesperson who was very outspoken in support for Buhari and seen at the spot light of the campaign endorsing Buhari at Eagle Square Abuja.”

Others whose names John’s organisation suggested are Hajia Fatima Yusuf, Usman Katsina,  Sadik Rafindadi, Francis Ugbolu, Alhaji Muftau Medupin, Rotimi Oyekanmi, Ngozi Orabueze, Michael Amuzie, Garba Sani, Jude Dickson, Baba Adam, Steve Tella, Halilu Haruna, Farouk Salim and Tony Ike Isama.

“Again we are calling on Mr President to tap from this pool of Nigerians the much needed talent in nation building which Mr. President has embarked on. Nigerians in the Diaspora are willing and able to offer spectacular services in all sectors of the Nigerian economy.”




- CAJ News


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