I Resisted Nepotism In My Appointments As President, Jonathan Clarifies

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I Resisted Nepotism In My Appointments As President, Jonathan Clarifies

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said he resisted ‘politics of whom you know’ when allocating positions during his reign.

He made the submission yesterday while commissioning the N2.2 billion 6.2-kilometre Sabon Kaura-Miri highway in Bauchi State.

His words: “I didn’t know Bala Mohammed when I made him Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). In Nigeria, we have this thinking that you must know somebody before securing ‘juicy’ ministries.

“But that was not my own way of doing things. Bala Mohammed is a good brother and son. Even when he was the minister, he worked with commitment and I gave him free hand to operate.”

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