Buhari discloses plan to review appointments

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President Muhammadu Buhari has told Catholic bishops in Abuja today that he would take a second look at appointments made by the Federal Government to amend issues being raised.

He said the review will be done after a compendium of all appointments has been submitted to him.

Buhari made the disclosure to the bishops, under the aegis of Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria; saying that no ethnic group or political zone has been deliberately marginalised in the appointments made so far by his administration.

The Nigerian leader while reacting to criticisms that he may have violated the Federal character principle in some of the appointments made said ‘’last time a compendium of appointments was done, the South West region led the rest of the country’’.

He explained that the policy proposed by Federal Government in response to the frequent clashes between herdsmen and farmers in the country is not meant to colonise any part of the country.

He added that the intention of the government is to create grazing locations for cattle rearers saying that it has been misconstrued as another form of colonization.

President Buhari regretted that the well-thought-out policy of the Federal Government, which was conceived after wide consultations with stakeholders, had been largely misunderstood by a section of the public.

The president who condemned the recent spate of killings in Benue, Adamawa, Taraba, and Zamfara states however assured the Catholic Bishops that the Federal Government will continue to explore all opportunities and support initiatives to ensure peace and stability in the country.

 

 

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