- An intensive campaign has been launched by a group to make former Benue governor, George Akume, the next Secretary to the Government of the Federation
- The group said Akume deserves to be the SGF for President Buhari's administration because he has been a loyal member of the APC
- According to the group, the appointment of Akume will be of big benefit to the president's administration
A group called Next Level Progressive Coalition (NLPC) has reportedly begun lobbying for the appointment of former Benue governor, Chief George Akume, as the next Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) for President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
The group said that Akume deserves the post because he has been a very loyal member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) since the party’s inception in 2013, The Sun reports.
NLPC also said that Akume proved himself especially when he never bent to the disruptive defections by Senator Bukola Saraki.
The coalition said that the former Benue governor maintained his position even when pressure came heavily upon him to defect from the APC while he was seeking to become the Senate deputy president in 2015.
In a statement signed by the group’s national president, Sanni Doguwam, and national secretary, Olufemi Akanbi, on Thursday, April 11, in Ado-Ekiti, it added that making Akume SGF will be of great benefits to Buhari.
NPLC also mentioned that the president would not have to struggle to build trust like he did during his first term when if he has someone like the former Benue governor as his AGF, adding that Akume is a team player and stabiliser.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that President Buhari, on Friday, February 8, announced the new chairperson and commissioners for the Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC).
The presidency released a statement signed by Garba Shehu, announcing the 30 fresh appointments into the RMAFC.
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Legit.ng also earlier gathered that Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed, the finance minister of Nigeria, was on Thursday, March 21, appointed by the Africa Union (AU) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, as the chairperson of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of its peace fund.
The board is made of five members drawn from each region of the continent. The board also has non-African members (United Nations and European Union) as international partners.
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