- President Buhari has told political appointees to stop from using their positions to assist people secure government jobs or contracts
- Buhari's warning was conveyed in a statement from the minister of information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed
- The minister said dubious people have been using the business cards and purported referral letters from presidential aides to seek favours
President Muhammadu Buhari has warned political appointees and other officials serving under his administration to stop from using their positions to assist people in securing government jobs or contracts.
The president’s warning was conveyed in a statement from the minister of information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, in Abuja on Tuesday, June 30, The Guardian reported.
According to the minister, the president’s warning came on the heels of dubious people using the business cards and purported referral letters from presidential aides and other officials to get government jobs or contracts.
Mohammed said ministries and departments of government should not grant any favour to anyone claiming to have been referred by a top official.
The president's warning is coming a day after members of the National Assembly and the Minister of State for Labour, Employment and Productivity, Festus Keyamo, had clashed over the 774,000 jobs offer of the federal government.
Meanwhile, after a rowdy session with some senators on Tuesday, June 30, Festus Keyamo, the minister of state for labour and employment, has spoken again on his position.
There has been an argument between Keyamo and some lawmakers over issues linked with the creation of 774,000 jobs under the National Directorate of Employment (NDE).
In a fresh statement in which he maintained his position, the minister said that no politician or person in the country can stop him from carrying out the task given to him by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Keyamo in a tweet later on Tuesday described the opportunity to serve in this capacity as a rare privilege.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Keyamo had cried out, noting that he was being blackmailed and pressurized by some politicians to enable them to dictate who got a slot among the 774,000 jobs.
Keyamo during the inauguration of the selection committee on Monday, June 29, revealed that there had been attempts to blackmail him to see certain political leaders determine who would get a slot.
He explained that he would not sacrifice his reputation by going beyond the 10% to 15% that was allocated to political officers, noting that nobody can dictate to him.
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