Buhari to Govt. officials: Stop influencing jobs, contracts for candidates



President Muhammadu Buhari has warned political appointees and other officials against using their positions to secure favours and undue advantage for job seekers.

This, he said, was antithetical to the character of his administration.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday that Mr President’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.

The statement was signed by Mr Segun Adeyemi, Special Assistant to the President on Media, Office of the Minister of Information and Culture and emailed to PerSecondnews.

The Minister said Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) should disregard any purported request from government officials targeting to confer undue advantage on anyone seeking such favours.

According to him, “the 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.

”This system should be allowed to work for all Nigerians without interference.”

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