President Muhammadu Buhari has been charged to instantly sack the Niger Delta Growth Fee’s (NDDC) government director of tasks, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh on the grounds that he lacks the qualification to man his present place.
Ladies underneath the aegis of Niger-Delta Ladies Integrity Vanguard (NDWIV), gave the decision in an announcement signed by their nationwide coordinator, Mrs Grace Nene Iworiso, stressing that Dr. Ojougboh’s appointment violates the NDDC Act.
Citing the latest sack of former Performing managing director, Joi Nunieh and the case of former Minister for Finance, Kemi Adeosun, the assertion claimed that solely ladies appear to be victimized for not possessing ample certificates to run authorities workplaces.
The assertion which frowned on the continued keep of the Dr. Ojougboh regardless of him not being from an oil producing space, in addition to not having the requisite skilled qualification, mentioned President Buhari was “apparently misled” in appointing him.
In keeping with the assertion, the Minister for Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, seeks to pursue “an agenda that can only lead to the ruin of the NDDC and more crisis among the people of the region,” giving the caliber of individuals introduced in to handle the interventionist company.
We have now watched the goings-on on the Niger Delta Growth Fee (NDDC) with some curiosity for some time believing that the actions of the Minister for Niger Delta, Godswill Akpabio and certainly the federal authorities have been altruistic.
We’re compelled, subsequently, to boost some pertinent issues for the eye of President Muhammadu Buhari and Nigerians as an entire within the hope that the president will do the needful and produce sanity to the NDDC.
One in all these points that hassle us is the membership of the interim administration committee, which we imagine is full of unqualified folks recruited to additional Akpabio’s personal egocentric agenda and which solely worth is appearing as yes-men.
One in all such unqualified members is Dr Cairo Ojougboh who’s at present appearing as ED Tasks. By advantage of the NDDC Act, Cairo Ojugboh shouldn’t be certified to be a member of the administration of NDDC whether or not on interim or substantive foundation as a result of he isn’t an indigene of any oil producing Native Authorities Space in Delta State or another state in Nigeria. His appointment by President Buhari is in gross violation of the NDDC Act.
This additional confirms our fears that those that President Buhari wholly and confidently belief to advise him aright on nationwide points and appointments are sadly betraying and failing him. Dr Cairo Ojougboh is from Ika South LGA of Delta State which isn’t an oil producing LGA in any respect.
How then did he get this appointment within the first place? He additionally doesn’t have the requisite talent for the place he holds, which has at all times been held by certified engineers for the reason that institution of the Fee.
Ojugboh is a medical physician and solely a warped thoughts might have really helpful him for the job of Government Director Tasks. By his conduct on the fee to date it’s clear that he’s Akpabio’s Man-Friday for no matter private agenda,” elements of the assertion mentioned.
Calling for his rapid sack, the ladies alleged that sure plots orchestrated by Ojougboh led to the dismissal of former MD, Nunieh.
We subsequently name on President Buhari to instantly sack him from the administration of NDDC the identical means he sacked Dr Joi Nunieh for the lesser offence of not having her Nationwide Youth Service Corps discharge certificates as required by the legal guidelines of Nigeria.
We’re conscious of the schemes of Ojuogboh which led to the unlucky sack of Pleasure Nunieh, a professional girl who hails from oil-rich Ogoniland. It will likely be mistaken and unconstitutional to maintain Dr Cairo Ojougboh for an additional day in NDDC having not been certified to be a member of the administration of the NDDC within the first place.
In any other case, we could have no choice however to accuse President Buhari of defending male appointees and simply sacking extra certified feminine appointees who commit far lesser infractions. The sack of Finance Minister, Mrs Kemi Adeosun for presenting false NYSC discharge certificates remains to be recent in our minds at a time different male officers with related infractions have been let go.
We’re placing the federal authorities on discover that we’ll not sit idly by and watch the desecration of the NDDC administration necessities as specified by the Act establishing the event company, which Akpabio and his cohorts have bastardized, because it considerations Dr Cairo Ojugboh, whose appointment is completely offensive to us and the folks of the Niger Delta,” the assertion additional emphasised.