President Muhammadu Buhari has warned government officials against using their positions to influence recruitment of Nigerians into the civil service.
This was made known in a statement by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed on Wednesday.
The Minister quoted Buhari as saying the action is “antithetical to the character of the administration”.
“The president’s repeated warning followed persistent reports of fraudsters using the business cards and purported referral letters from presidential aides and other government officials to solicit employment, contract and other favours.
“Ministries, departments and agencies should disregard any purported request from government officials aiming to confer undue advantage on anyone seeking such favours.
“The administration has put in place a systematic and disciplined approach to ensure that the government runs smoothly for all Nigerians, whether in the area of employment or contract procurement.
”This system should be allowed to work for all Nigerians without interference,” Mohammed said