Despite Being Accused of Corruption, Buhari Approves Appointment of Former Minister

Despite Being Accused of Corruption, Buhari Approves Appointment of Former Minister


Despite  being accused of corruption, the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of former Minister of Commerce Bello Maitama-Yusuf as member of the Board of Directors of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC).

In the 80s, Mr Buhari while serving as military head accused Mr. Yusuf of corruption who later ran out the country to avoid trial.

In 1979, he served the administration of Shehu Shagari as minister for internal affairs and later as minister of commerce in 1982.


Years after, he has now been appointed to the railway board that has Ibrahim Alhassan as chairman.

Other members are Kayode Opeifa, head of transportation secretariat of the Federal Capital Territory; former police AIG Umar Ambursa; and Obiarari Nnamdi, a professor, among others.

The board was inaugurated last Thursday by the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, who encouraged them to speed up work on ongoing railway projects.

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