Appoint only professionals to head specialised MDAs, Gulak urges Tinubu

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Alhaji Umar Iya Gulak, Deputy National President of the Chattered Institute of Transport Administration, has urged the Federal Government, particularly the incoming administration of Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to ensure that only professionals are appointed to head specialised Ministries, Departments, and Agencies of government if he wants results rather than just reports.

Gulak told journalists in Kaduna that Tinubu should start his administration by appointing core professionals who understand their fields of specialisation so that there may be industrial harmony, which will lead to excellent service delivery.

The man specifically expressed dismay over the appointment of a pharmacologist as Head of the Federal University of Transport Technology Daura, urging the federal government to reconsider its decision to avoid unnecessary controversy.

To him, “jobs of engineering should be given to engineers to manage and medical institutions should be manned by medically trained personnel and this should apply to all sectors including education, and aviation among others.

“So, the incoming administration should ensure from the very unset the appointment of professionals into specialized Institutions to ensure round pegs in round holes”, he suggested.

He called for the revocation of the power purchase agreement of 2015 to check alleged non-performance which hitherto subjected electricity consumers to unnecessary hardship despite billions of naira being spent on the sector without commensurate results.

He however prayed for the successful inauguration of the incoming administration of President-elect just as he advised opposition politicians to avoid acts that are capable of truncating democracy.