A human right group, Civil Society Coalition for Good Governance, has said the resolve by President Bola Tinubu to appoint those within the system to head various government institutions and parastatals is laudable.
Addressing the press in Lagos, the spokesman of the coalition Comrade Femi Lawson noted that the decision of the president to appoint those within the system to head government institutions, without political interference, encouraged dedication and commitment among staff of the institution and parastatals.
He also appealed to the president to consider people from the South South and South East for appointment in those government agencies that their leaders are yet to be appointed, particularly the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC).
“President Tinubu’s first hundred days have been marked by significant policy initiatives and shifts in governance. While we acknowledge these efforts, we believe there is an area that requires immediate attention, that is the appointment of leadership into various offices and most importantly, into the various security agencies, Anti-Corruption and paramilitary organizations in Nigeria.
“We commend President Tinubu for his commitment to enhancing the security and safety of our nation. However, we encourage him to consider appointing leaders of paramilitary organizations from within the ranks and in order of seniority.
“This approach can lead to a more stable and effective security apparatus, as it ensures that individuals with years of experience and institutional knowledge are entrusted with leadership roles.
“By promoting leaders from within, President Tinubu can foster a sense of loyalty, discipline, and professionalism within the various organizations. This practice can also serve as a motivational tool for the dedicated men and women who have tirelessly served these agencies, he said.
“Furthermore, while we agree that it is within the exclusive right and discretion of the President to appoint persons deemed competent into these positions, we believe that seniority-based appointments can help eliminate political interference and ensure that leadership positions are filled based on merit and competence rather than political considerations.”