Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has stated that there is no ‘ godfatherism ’ in Buhari’s government.
The minister stated this in Abuja on Sunday at a thanksgiving reception by the newly appointed Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information and Culture, Ms Grace Gekpe.
“Gone are those days when people were appointed into positions by other factors apart from merit ”, he said.
“Most of us must have heard that the new permanent secretaries were asked to write examination; Gekpe was one of the very few that scaled through the examination.
” Gekpe is a shining and beautiful woman. That could have earned her the appointment, but not under this regime of Change.
“She is a permanent secretary by virtue of hard work, merit and because she has a lot of things to offer ”, he said.
Mohammed also underscored the need for upward review of the retirement age of journalists working in the Ministry .
“They are like judges and university professors; like old wine, they get better with age ”, he added.