Clergy Wants Buhari To Avoid Sentiments
Founder of the One Love Family, Sat Guru Maharaj Ji, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to base his political appointments on merit and not sentiments.
Maharaj Ji bared his mind while speaking to newsmen on Tuesday ahead of the forthcoming 26th Anniversary of Highest Spiritual Centre of the Universe Declaration as the New Holy Land at his Iju Ishaga Temple in Lagos.
According to the clergy, President Buhari should avoid the temptation of been pressured into appointing people who were not qualified for such positions as is common in Nigeria.
In his words: “Religious leaders should be fenced off decision-making on appointments and the appointments should be based on hard work, past records and merit.
“Appointments to high and sensitive government offices by quota is one of the several neo-colonial deity of backwardness in self-governing but pseudo- emancipated Nigeria.
“A competent person is fundamentally a human being, not a Christian, Muslim or religious person.
“As such, focus should be on setting standards that give proper access to competent Nigerians to run government agencies and institutions, irrespective of their religious and ethnic tilt.’’
“Public officers appointed or elected on the premise of religious sentiment cannot but be loyal to the parochial and troublesome sentiments that got them the office they occupy.
“I urge President Buhari to ignore the effusion of religious leaders.”
Source: Naija News