Nigeria Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has finally reacted to the recent removal of one of his top ally from office.
Naija news recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari approved the appointment of Bashir Jamoh as the new DG of the agency after removing Dakuku Peterside, an ally to Amaechi.
Speaking up earlier today Ameachi said he was unaware of the alleged sack of the Peterside by President Muhammadu Buhari.
I am not aware. As of yesterday when I spoke to the DG of NIMASA, he was in the office and they had a board meeting and he was present at the meeting. I am not aware that he has been removed. I spoke to him at about 3 pm to 4 pm. I should know if he has been sacked. If I am the minister of transportation, I should know.
“Maybe we need to call him (Peterside) this morning to know whether he is in the office but the government does not take an arbitrary decision. If he were to be sacked, the minister of transportation would be told to formally intimate the DG of his sack and I am not aware that the president has directed me to intimate anybody of his sack.
Naija News understands that Peterside’s tenure expires on the 10th of March, 2020.
“His tenure expires on the 10th of this month. When it expires, you can then approach the president to either reappoint him or replace him. The president has the appointing authority. All the minister has by law is the recommendation authority.”