The New Era for Sustainable Leadership and Accountability Initiative (NESLAI), an NGO has urged the Federal Government to appoint career civil servants as Permanent Secretaries for efficiency.
The Executive Director of NESLAI, Mr Edwin Olorunfemi, made the call at a news conference on Tuesday in Abuja.
According to Olorunfemi, appointing career civil servants that have grown through the ranks will lead to efficiency and commitment in service.
“It is important that at this point of our national life, we must ensure we make the right decisions as opportunity geared toward national growth and development presents itself.
“Being a responsive, concerned civil society organisation with keen interest in the entrenchment of good, efficient leadership in our public institutions, we have embarked on an independent research, and analysis.
“We done a critical appraisal of the process of selection and appointments, many of which have kept the country running and moving in a circle without achieving anything.
“It is imperative to note that we cannot continue to do same thing all the time and expect different results. This is a common trap we all as Nigerians have all fallen into,” he said.