President Muhammadu Buhari has once again warned political appointees and other government officials against using their positions to bestow undue advantage on anyone seeking government jobs and other favours, describing such development as “antithetical to the character of the administration.”

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said in a statement, signed by the Special Assistant to the President, Media, Office of the Minister of Information and Culture, Segun Adeyemi, in Abuja on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, that President Buhari’s repeated warning followed persistent reports of fraudsters using the business cards and purported referral letters from presidential aides and other government officials to solicit employment, contract and other favours.

Alhaji Mohammed said that Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs, should disregard any purported request from government officials aiming at confering undue advantage on anyone seeking such favours.

Reiterating that the Buhari administration has put in place a systematic and disciplined approach to ensure that the government runs smoothly for all Nigerians, whether in the area of employment or contract procurement, the minister said, “This system should be allowed to work for all Nigerians without interference.”


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