Former President Jonathan Has Attacked Buhari Government Over Nepotism And Tribalism.
reports that former President Goodluck Jonathan has attacked the government of President Muhammadu Buhari, saying nepotism in appointing individuals into key government positions never existed during his tenure though his administration was riddled with corruption.
During a one-day visit to the Emir of Bauchi’s palace on Tuesday, Former President Jonathan, who served as the president between 2010 and 2015, made this claim on Tuesday, according to Tribune publication.
He stated that Nigeria has a tradition of “you must know someone” before appointing individuals into “juicy” positions.
“Similarly, corrupt practices continued to increase at a worrisome level since President Goodluck Jonathan assumed office.
“Jonathan’s administration displayed a lack of political will, a high degree of lethargy and cluelessness in the fight against corruption in the face of many corrupt practices frequently reported against government officials,” said Ogbewere Ijewereme in his ‘Anatomy of Corruption in the Nigerian Public Sector: Theoretical Perspectives and Some Empirical Explanations.’
While reacting to Governor Bala Mohammed’s introductory comments, the former president recalled making Mr Mohammed the FCT minister without knowing him.
“In Nigeria, we have this tradition where some people feel that some ministries are big and juicy and must be given to a special person or that you have to know someone before you give him a responsibility role or put him somewhere,” the ex-president added.