One avowed critic of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Dr. Junaid Mohammed, turned his heat on President Buhari.
His grouse with the president? He packed the presidency with his close relatives.
According to Junaid, “The president’s principal adviser, his nephew, is one nonentity called Mamman Daura.
“Then there is his Chief of Staff [Abba Kyari], who was brought up by Mamman Daura. Mamman Daura’s father was the elder brother of Buhari.
“[Abba Kyari] was brought up by Mamman Daura. He is now the chief of staff to Buhari.
“Then [Kabir Daura] the personal assistant to Buhari himself, is the son of Mamman Daura,” Juanid had said.
To add salt to injury, the President has just appointed his son in-law, Mr. Bashir Yusuf Jamoh, as the Executive Director Finance and Administration of NIMASA.
Prior to this, he was an Assistant Director in NIMASA in charge of Training and Development.
Jamoh bagged a Diploma in Accounting from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He’s also had some trainings in transport and logistics.
Let us translate this: Jamoh was elevated to an Executive Director ahead of his superiors. His ‘promotion’ is contrary to Nigerian civil services guidelines.
Some may say that this was a political appointment but Mr. Jamoh never resigned from NIMASA before being elevated to his new position.
This principle was applied when former Executive Director, Mr. Callistus Nwabueze Obi, was removed after acting as NIMASA’s DG for 72 hours and replaced with Mr. Haruna Jauro.
His appointment above his superiors is a major disregard to due process.
Obviously you don’t expect a director to take directives from a onetime subordinate.
Jamoh’s appointment flouts almost all logic and legal rule as backed by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency ACT, 2007.