Monday, 31 August 2015

Breaking News: President Buhari Sets To Swear In SGF, Others

President Mohammadu Buhari is set to swear-in the newly appointed secretary to the government of the federation, SGF, Engr. Babachir David Lawal.

Recall that President Buhari approved some appointments last week Thursday, August 27. He approved Babachir David Lawal as chief of staff to the president, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (rtd.) as new comptroller-general, Nigerian customs service; Mr. Kure Martin Abeshi comptroller-general, Nigerian immigration service, Senator Ita S.J. Enang as SSA to the president on national assembly matters (Senate) and Hon. Suleiman A. Kawu as SSA to the president on national assembly matters (House of Representatives).

Vanguard has however reported that the swearing-in event which is billed to start anytime soon at the presidential villa, will also feature other newly appointed presidential aides.

These appointments, which southerners believed have favoured northerners, have been causing a bit of an internal uproar both in the southern and in the northern part of the country. While southerners think the president is not aware of the ‘federal character’ that he preaches, the north has been torn apart for reasons which say that the president is trying to favour one part of the north. These recent appointments make the total number of his appointments 30, with only seven of them coming from the southern part of the country and the rest from the north.

Meanwhile, Catholic bishops have expressed their support for President Muhammadu Buhari for his anti-corruption war.