APC youths back Buhari on reappointment of DG, ECN

President Muhammadu Buhari has been commended for the re-appointment of Professor Eli Jidere Bala as Director General of Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN).
The commendation was made by the youth caucus of All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday in Abuja.
A statement signed by one of the leaders of the youth wing, Charles Nwanodu, said the reappointment further revealed that Buhari has taken his stand on integrity a notch higher.
The youths spoke against the backdrop of the protest by some staff of the agency against Prof. Jidere’s reappointment.
While commending the President, the statement said that the achievements credited to the Jidere-led administration in the Commission has proven that, if given more time, he could do more.
“The Director General built a mini-grid at Daura General Hospital in Katsina state and Mutum Biyu Gassol in Adamawa state.
“The tenure of the DG has brought about far-reaching reforms in the Commission. Those criticising his reappointment are not ready to move on from the old ways of running agencies.
“We have observed a disturbing turn of events in the Nigerian political landscape, where even issues of administration are politicised for political gains. This over-politicisation has become the bane of the Nigerian public service space, holding back viable and promising policies and projects from implementation to better a lot of Nigerians.”
According to Nwanodu, the protesting union could not point to any financial misconduct committed by the DG.
“Prof. Eli Jidere reduced the Commission’s debt on constituency projects to N6.5billion from N16Billion in 2013, while ensuring that no new debt was incurred on executed projects by paying fully for all contracts entered into in the period,” he said.

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