The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu has said President Muhammadu Buhari would make no fewer than 6,000 appointments.
He stated this in an interview with Sahara TV on Saturday wherein he called for patience reassuring Nigerians that Buhari will be fair to all in the yet to be announced appointments.
Buhari, who recently sacked the country’s service chiefs that served under ex-President Goodluck Jonathan and dissolved the boards of many Federal Government parastatals across the country, has been criticised for not constituting his cabinet and appointing people into various boards of parastatals.
The President is also being pilloried for allegedly favouring the North in the appointment he had made so far. But, “I think President Muhammadu Buhari is sensitive to the diversity of this country. He has more than 6,000 appointments to make. Therefore, why would anybody use less than 10 appointments to judge the President on this matter? Again, it boils down to the lack of patience. This man is an experienced leader. Nigeria stands to gain from the accumulation of wisdom that he has garnered over his long life on earth. He has sworn to an oath that he’s a President of all.
“This government will make as many as 6,000 appointments. And he is bound, even if he doesn’t wish it, by the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to reflect federal character.