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Buhari orders Emefiele, other appointees to step down

This was introduced in a round issued by Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).

In the round dated Wednesday, May 11, 2022, Emefiele and other heads of companies have been copied.

The round titled, ‘Ministers, heads of government agencies, ambassadors and other appointees with political ambitions to resign’, additionally requested ministers and heads of companies to hand over to junior ministers the place they exist and probably the most senior officers respectively.

The round reads; “Mr. President has noticed and famous the expression of curiosity and intention by some members of the Federal Executive Council, heads of extra-ministerial departments, companies, parastatals of presidency, ambassadors and other political workplace holders to contest the upcoming presidential, gubernatorial, nationwide and state assemblies’ elections.

“Consequently, Mr. President has directed that the affected workplace holders aspiring to run for numerous places of work within the 2023 normal election, ought to tender their resignation on or earlier than Monday, the sixteenth of May, 2022.

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“For the avoidance of doubt, this directive impacts all ministers, heads and members of extra-ministerial departments, companies and parastatals of presidency, ambassadors, in addition to other political appointees who want to contest for elective places of work.

“For easy operating of the equipment of presidency and our international missions, affected ministers are to hand over to ministers of state the place they exist or to the everlasting secretary, the place there isn’t any minister of state.

“Ambassadors shall hand over to their deputy heads of mission or probably the most senior international service officer consistent with established practices.

“Similarly, heads of extra-ministerial departments, companies and parastatals are to hand over to probably the most senior director/officer as could also be peculiar to the organisation, consistent with the service-wide Circular No. SGF.50/S. Il/C.2/268 of 4th December, 2017.

“The contents of this circular and the incidental directives take effect immediately.”

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The round was launched amid the controversy over Emefiele’s try to safe a court docket order to again his presidential ambition.

Nigerians have, nevertheless, been calling on the CBN governor to resign to chase his ambition.

While Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State requested president Buhari to Emefiele if he failed to step down, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) referred to as for his arrest.

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