The Youth Wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria (YOWICAN) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately redress the lopsided appointments into key federal positions under his administration.
The YOWICAN alleged that the president’s appointments are clearly skewed to favour a particular religion or region of the country.
The YOWICAN President, Engr. Daniel David Kadzai, who made this known in a statement issued to journalists in Jos, the Plateau State capital on Tuesday, said that while it appreciated the efforts of President Buhari in trying to stamp out corruption, there was need for him to pay more attention to the growing economic hardship, unemployment, and non-payment of salaries in some states.
“The appointment of key federal positions is clearly skewed to favour either a particular religion or region. We believe this does not reflect the unity of Nigeria, equity, fairness or federal character principles. Men and women of honour and integrity abound in every religion, tribe or region capable of handling important government positions”, the Christians youth association said.
It further urged religious leaders to preach against corruption but stressed that the anti-corruption war as spearheaded by the Presidency must not be seen to be one-sided and based on political or sectional interests.