Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Bagudu has backed former Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole to become the next All Progressive Congress (APC) national chairman.
Bagudu pointed out that Oshiomhole remains the only credible candidate blessed with the kind of experience that would lead the party to the promise land.
He stated this on Tuesday, when the party visited the formed Nigeria Labour Congress
at his campaign office in Edo State.
“I believe all of us are in support of Oshiomhole. All of us. All our colleagues are happy with this development. Our party is looking forward to the chairmanship of Comrade Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole.
“He has had experiences in various aspects of national life and we are all confident that the party is a structure that is necessary for the continuous evolution and maintenance of democracy and his collective experiences in the recent past as the Governor of Edo state, one of the most successful leaders of trade union movement and a democratic activist all his life; these qualities would be brought to bear in achieving the ideals of the APC.
“So, we believe he will be a leader who will be the embodiment of the spirit of the party and the experiences will help him make the party central to governance.
“I am not the chairman of the Progressive Governors Forum but I can tell you Adams Oshiomhole is my candidate for the chairmanship of the APC and is also the candidate of all the other governors. We believe that we have identified somebody who can do the job and it will be a good start and a good spirit to demonstrate by coming together and supporting the person who I believe is best fit for the job”.
President Muhammadu Buhari has extended the tenure of Corps Marshal/Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps FRSC,Boboye Olayemi Oyeyemi and five other Chief Executive Officers of Federal Agencies.
This was contained in a statement by the Permanent Secretary (General Services Office) in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Olusegun Adekunle in Abuja, who stated that President Buhari has also approved the appointment of two new Chief Executive Officers of Federal Agencies and one Senior Special Assistant.
They were told by President Buhari to remain committed and dedicated to the new role been offered to them.
“The appointees were enjoined to live up to the high expectations of the public for prompt, conscientious and selfless service at all times. The President urged them to regard public offices as trust that should not be betrayed”, the statement added.
Those whose tenure has been extended include the following: Dr Jafaru Alunua Momoh as Chief Medical Director of the National Hospital, Abuja; Dr. Nwadinigwe Cajetan Uwatoronye as Medical Director of the National Orthopedic Hospital, Enugu State; Prof. Eli Jidere Bala as Director General, Energy Commission of Nigeria; Dr Mohammed Jibrin as Director General, National Board for Technology Incubation NBTI and Prof. Mohammed Haruna, Executive Vice Chairman, National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure, NASENI.
Others with new appointment are: Dr. Ali Adamu, Provost, Federal College of Education (Technical), Gombe, Gombe State; Dr. Yaya Baba Adamu, Medical Director, Federal Medical Centre, Keffi, Nasarawa State and Amb. Yahaya Lawal as Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and International Relations.