Senator Dino Melaye, has faulted the appointments made so far by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Melaye said Buhari’s selections were
synonymous with someone wearing over-sized shoes, adding that, there
were lots of nepotism in the President’s appointments.
In an interview with Vanguard, Melaye said: “Let me tell you, in this government, we have square pegs in round holes.
“You cannot give carpentry work to a
tailor and you expect him to perform. We need to rejig the
economic managers of this nation, because you cannot give what you do
“Cabinet reshuffle has to do with the
Ministers. We have strategic positions in this country that are manned
by wrong people; a coach is as good as members of his team.
President cannot be a Minister of Petroleum, Minister of Internal
Affairs; but if he has good Aides, the economy will move, because these
people will be working on their terrain.
“If a tailoring work is given to a Carpenter, the output will be a beautiful nonsense.
“The President must rejig his
appointments. The President should forget about politics and bring out
people with vigour, better hands that will get the job done. Such people
should be involved in the process, irrespective of the party they
belong or their tribes.
“The SGF misbehaved because he has never worked in any public service in his life, before becoming the SGF.
“The SGF of a country is the Manager of
the entire process of governance. A man that is not imbibed and
indoctrinated in the act of civil administration or the rudiments of
public administration, definitely he will misbehave.
“His appointment is synonymous to
someone wearing an over-sized shoe, and this is applicable to other
appointments in this government; there are a lot of nepotism in
appointment in this government.
“Like I told you earlier, it is not all
about the party. Even the President is not an APC President, but the
president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, including the witches and
wizards of this country. He is the President of everybody. Development
process is national, and no one should be partisan about it.
“If you find a good man in PDP or APGA
that can do the job perfectly, appoint him or her in the interest of
National development, than to bring an APC man that has no idea of what
“Today in this country, there is an
organisation headed in this country by a Lawyer, what do we expect from
such appointment? We have Ministers that have no cognate experience at
all on where to serve.”