President Muhammadu Buhari has made 141 appointments in 81 days, an investigation by Daily Trust has revealed. The investigation shows that the flurry of appointments is the highest since assumption of office by President Buhari on May 29, 2015.
The surge in appointments by President Buhari into the boards of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) specifically started in early April, a period when the Federal Government imposed a total lockdown on the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Lagos and Ogun states.
The latest move is a clear departure from the past when it took the president long time to make vital appointments, a development that earned him the nickname “Baba-Go-Slow.”
Experts have lauded the recent appointments, saying they would fast-track decision making. The constitution of the boards of the Federal Character Commission (FCC), National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) and nomination of ambassadors topped the list of the appointments.
On April 2, President Buhari approved the appointment of medical directors for the Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Calabar, Cross River State, and the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Jalingo, Taraba State, Bassey Edet and Aisha Adamu respectively.
Equally, on April 9, the president appointed Musa Ahmed as the Vice Chancellor of the newly established University of Agriculture, Zuru, Kebbi State.
On April 28, the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, read a letter on the floor of the upper chamber announcing the appointment of 38 persons to the board of the Federal Character Commission (FCC).