Shekarau Urges Tinubu To Reduce Number Of Appointees


The former Governor of Kano State, Ibrahim Shekarau, has called on President Bola Tinubu to reduce the number of his appointees to reduce the cost of governance.

Shekarau made this call in an interview on Channels Television on Tuesday, monitored by DAILY POST.

He said, “Another angle I expect the president to address is the number of appointees. Some of these appointees may not be necessarily required. Government should come up with a minimum or maximum number.”

However, Shekarau hailed President Tinubu for suspending the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Betta Edu.

DAILY POST recalls that Tinubu, on Monday, ordered the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ola Olukoyede, to probe all financial transactions involving the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation.

Edu came under criticism after a leaked memo on December 20, 2023, revealed that she directed the Accountant-General of the Federation, Oluwatoyin Madein, to transfer N585 million to a private account owned by one Oniyelu Bridget, who the ministry claimed currently serves as the Project Accountant, Grants for Vulnerable Groups.

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