Nigerians have taken to social media to debate over the President Muhammadu Buhari decision to removed Matthew Seiyefa, as the acting Director-General (DG) of the Department of State Service (DSS) and appoint Yusuf Magaji Bichi (fwc).
Seiyefa was appointed by then Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, as Acting Director-General of DSS following the sacking of Lawal Daura by Osinbajo on August 7, some Nigerians are of the view that Buhari should have let the appointment stand. Whereas, some other think it was a good desion.
According to those in support of Buhari’s decision, a president has the right to appoint people he trust into such sensitive positions and that Buhari wouldn’t be the first Nigeria president to do such.
See those in support of Buhari’s decision
GEJ also replaced Gadzama with Ita Ekpeyong.
Even Obasanjo appointed his Egba kinsman Kayode Are.
But Buhari is wrong and lifeless for appointing Yusuf Magaji Bichi
— Right back like Marcelo (@ChiefMozaza) September 13, 2018
This issue of a new DG DSS, shouldnt have become an issue, every president wants someone he can trust in that seat, preferably someone from the same region, thats why Obasanjo appoints Colonel Are, Yar adua appointed Gadzama, Jonathan appointed Ekpeyong, i see nothing wrong here.
— Mustapha Garko (@Mr_garko) September 13, 2018
Obasanjo’s DSSS head : Col Kayode Are ( non SSS staff)Yoruba ; Yar Adua DSSS head : Afakriya Gadzama from Borno; Uncle Jonathan DSSS head : Ita Esien Ekpeyong from Cross River. Baba Buhari DSSS Head : Daura (Katsina)& Bichi (Kano) a foolish President will appoint otherwise u hear
— Woye (@woye1) September 14, 2018
And those that don’t
The cold, hard fact is, no one can change Buhari. If he had the powers, he'll remove Osinbajo as VP and replace him with a FULANI man.
— Henry Shield (@henryshield) September 14, 2018
If Buhari Respects Osinbajo, He won’t sack Matthew Seiyeifa and appoint Yusuf Magaji Bichi.
But No He doesn’t give a hoot about Osinbajo. Man is just a front man.
— S.F. Adebayo (@Sam_Debayo) September 13, 2018
Are we 2 assume that all is well in the Presidency?
Aug: Osinbajo removes erring DSS DG (Notherther) replaces with an acting Southerner
Sept: Buhari replaces Seyifa with Bichi another Northerner
BTW: This is the fastest decision made by Buhari asides flying to London everytime
— TheBrownChronik (@TolaBrown) September 14, 2018
And people are still campaigning for Buhari. Even after the whole Dss Dg wahala? Smh. U removed a qualified DG to bring back a retired person? Undermining Osinbajo's choice? Wow abeg 2019 do and come oo we need to vote new president.
— Elijah Jayson Oyibu (@jaysonrogue) September 14, 2018