Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has committed a constitutional blunder again. From the secret location of his “private visit” to London, United Kingdom, the African ruler has appointed a special adviser without the constitutionally recognized protocol of the president seeking Senate approval for such.
The unconstitutional appointment was communicated in a statement signed and circulated to media men in Abuja on Tuesday, November 5, by the Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity), Garba Shehu.
According to the Garba Shehu:
“President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Dr (Mrs) Sarah Omotunde Alade, as Special Adviser to the President on Finance and the Economy, domiciled in the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning.
“Dr. Alade, who holds BSc (Economics) and PhD in Management Science (Operations Research), retired from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as Deputy Governor in 2017 after spending 23 years in the apex bank.
“She had also acted briefly in 2014 as the CBN Governor.”