Naija News reports that President who made this statement when he swore in new permanent secretaries in Abuja on Wednesday, February 20, said past administrations destroyed the systems of checks and balances within the civil service.
President Buhari lamented that this had undermined service delivery to the citizens in the past years, to the benefit of the elite.
His words: “Past administrations abused, undermined and destroyed the systems of checks and balances within the civil service that were meant to protect and preserve the interest of our citizens,” Buhari said.
“This abuse of power significantly enriched a few privileged individuals while at the same time making majority of our fellow citizens poorer and underserved.
“As a result, many Nigerians lost confidence in government and its ability to deliver the required guidance and service to our people.”
Meanwhile, the new permanent secretaries are Abel Omuyiwa Enitan (Osun), Mohammed Dikwa (Borno), Ajank Olor (Delta) and Festus Daudu (Nasarawa).
Others are: Mbaeri Nnamdi (Imo), Bakari Wadinga (Adamawa), Babatunde Lawal (Lagos), and Umakhihe Afolabi (Edo).
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