The Foundation for African Development (FAD) has urged President Bola Tinubu to retain some of the best hands of his predecessor, Muhammadu Buhari, in government as they are valuable assets.
Stanley Odili, the country director of FAD, said this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.
“We want to remind Tinubu that some of Buhari’s appointees supported his election bid, and the best way to encourage them will not be to disgrace them out of the office, but rather to retain them,” Mr Odii said.
Mr Odii stated that the re-appointment of the director-general of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Samuel Ogboku, was commendable.
He urged Mr Tinubu to extend the same gesture to other appointees of the Buhari regime, whose public service records were clean and plausible.
“This will strengthen the existing unity between the supporters of the Buhari’s administration and the current administration of Tinubu.
“Tinubu should not bow to the pressure of some impatient job-seekers to remove from the office some Buhari’s appointees whose public service records are clean and plausible,” he said.
He said that removing some of Mr Buhari’s appointees before the end of their tenure in office could cause friction and disunity in the All Progressives Congress(APC) family.
“The use of technical reasons to remove appointees of the previous APC administration before the end of their tenures, especially when they have performed creditably well, will create distrust among members of the party,” he said.