President Muhammadu Buhari had approved the appointment of Yusuf Magaji Bichi as the new Director-General of Department of State Service, DSS, to be effective from today Thursday 14th September, but the Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum has rejected the appointment.
In a statement by Chief E.K. Clark (South-South), Chief Ayo Adebanjo (South-West), Chief John Nwodo (South-East) and Dr Bitrus Pogu (Middle Belt), the leaders said: “The President went ahead to deep himself further into the cocoon of ethnic irredentism in making this insensitive appointment. “It shows clearly that he does not care a hoot about the unity, cohesion and oneness of Nigeria.
We reject this appointment and we do not shy in telling Mr President that he no longer pretends that the country is one under him.
“In the last few days, there have been fears coming from the international community about the dangers that would come the way of Nigeria if Mr President returns for another term. With his latest action, we add that the country is not safe in the remainder of his first term.”