President Muhammadu Buhari has again warned political appointees and other government officials against using their positions to bestow undue advantage on anyone seeking government jobs and other favours.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, in a statement signed by Segun Adeyemi, his special assistant on media, said 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.
Mohammed said the president had warned ministries, departments and agencies of the government to disregard calls aiming to influence, lobby or confer undue advantage on anyone from government officials, adding that it is “antithetical to the character of the Administration.”
“Ministries, Departments and Agencies should disregard any purported request from government officials aiming to confer undue advantage on anyone seeking such favours.
“He said 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,” Mohammed said.