The Presidency has finally addressed rumours circulating of secret recruitment within top government agencies.
The Presidency in its address described the allegation as inaccurate as there was no record whatsoever of shady recruitment involving children and cronies of government officials.
The presidency also explained the reason behind the exclusion of the private sector in the current Economic Management Team headed by the Vice President Yemi Osinabjo as was hitherto the case.
The Special Assistant to the Vice President, Mr. Laolu Akande while speaking to select journalists in Abuja said:
“These reports are inaccurate. What we heard is that government is working to ensure that we develop going forward in more transparent process. We are committed in going forward to ensure that some of these procedures are refined, fine-tuned and made to become more transparent.”
Speaking on the constitution of the economic team, Akande said: “We have to understand that the attitude of this Presidency is to consider the management of the economy as a government responsibility. It is not something that this government believes should be done by bringing in some of the private interests into the economic team to take a decision that they will be directly involved with.
“So our stand is that the management of the economy is a government responsibility.”