Senator Isa Misau, has slammed the appointment of Mr. Rufai Ahmed Abubakar as the substantive Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) by President Buhari.
Misau alleged that Abubakar couldn’t pass his promotion examinations when he was a member of staff of the NIA before his eventual departure from the agency.
He said: “Today, the DG NIA that was just appointed, is he qualified to be there? He’s not qualified. This is the person that failed two exams, we know. He failed two exams and just because he is close to people taking decisions, he was appointed.”
“So many incompetent people are holding so many positions. Fifty per cent of the ministers are not performing. Since the president assumed office he has not taken any decision to move this country. Today we are seeing it and everybody is avoiding it, nobody wants to say anything.”
“So many appointments in this government are not based on merit. Some people have taken over the government as if they are even above the president.”
“They take decisions anyhow. We say we are fighting corruption, but Babachir (Lawal, former SGF), the vice-president’s committee indicted him. Today, they are pursuing other people, why can’t they take Babachir to court; and all of us are here keeping quiet?
“People who have not done anything are always in court. This is the man that squandered money meant for IDPs and he is still visiting the (Presidential) Villa every day,” he said.
Recall President Muhammadu Buhari last week, approved the appointment of Rufai Ahmed Abubakar as the substantive Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA).
He was until his appointment, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs/International Relations.
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