All Progressive Congress Senator, Isa Misau has taken a swipe at President Buhari for appointing incompetent people. He said that over 50 percent of the people appointed by the government are incompetent and that is why the country is not moving forward.
In a monitored report, the Bauchi Senator said that most appointments were shrouded in secrecy and favouritism. He told the Premium times that on the recent appointment of the substantive head of the Nigerian Intelligence Agency (NIA), the government failed to base its selection on merit, that Ahmed Abubakar that was appointed the Director General of the agency allegedly failed examinations preceding his appointment.
He made the statement after Abubakar’s appointment by President Buhari on Wednesday, 10 2017. Misua also kicked against the NIA’s Director former appointment as Senior Special Assistant to the President, (SSAP) on Foreign Affairs/International Relations. He said it was improper. Misua stated that “so many appointments in this government are not on merit. Some people have taken over the government as if they are even above the President. They take decisions anyhow. We say we are fighting corruption, Babachir that the vice-President’s committee indicted him. Today, they are pursuing other people, why can’t they take Babachir (Lawal, Former SGF) to court and all of us are here keeping quiet. People who have not done anything are always in court. This is the man that squandered money meant for IDPs and he is still visiting villa every day.”
Misua has accused a certain Minister for trying to remove the Senate President, Bukola Saraki while they were on holidays because they fear that the Senate President would leave APC and cause more troubles for the ruling party. He also lambasted that “What kind of country is this? Everything is about religion, about tribe.”
However, Misau was rebuked at the Senate by a fellow Senator, Abdullahi Adamu, Nasarawa – APC for his choice of words. He said people should not come to the Senate and call the President names, that he should make his points within the law. He said “comment that there is insecurity, nobody is saying you shouldn’t say so, but you don’t say so in a way of inciting the public, it’s wrong.”