Presidential spokesperson,Garba Shehu in a statement on Thursday, December 29 says Buhari will not be making new appointments in January 2017 as was being reported.
Garba Shehu, the senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity said he was being misquoted. The statement read: “We wish to rebut the above tabloid headline which has been trending in the last forty-eight hours.
“That President Buhari will make full board appointments in January 2017 as published did not come from us. In the interaction between myself and some State House correspondents in which I tried to clear a few issues that they raised, here is what I said:
“You know that the reconstitution began methodically, from sector to sector. You should expect that to resume at the beginning of the New Year. The President has given directions on what to do.”
Kindly help us to correct the misrepresentation.”
President Buhari's last appointment was early in December when he nominated Anthony Mkpe Ayine as the Auditor General of the Federation yet to be confirmed by the senate.