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
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.”
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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