ASSOCIATION of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, ASCSN, has called on President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), not to disappoint Nigerians, but strive to provide good governance.
In a statement in Lagos, yesterday, by its President, Bobboi Bala-Kaigama and Secretary-General, Alade Lawal, the union argued that the pan-Nigeria mandate given to Buhari was a trust he should not betray.
According to ASCSN, there was high hope among Nigerians that General Buhari would bring fresh perspective to bear on governance as is the case in civilized countries of the world.
It said: “There is no doubting the fact that the challenges that lay ahead are enormous. We nonetheless believe that with hard-work, perseverance, and selfless service to our fatherland, you will overcome and move the country to the next level.
“As you are no doubt aware, the world has changed since you left the saddle as a military Head of State about 30 years ago.
“Today, Nigerians yearn for good governance, freedom of conscience, and freedom of expression so that they can participate actively on how they are governed as free citizens entitled to fundamental human rights in a democratic society.”
It said Buhari and his party would have learned from the stringent campaigns in the mainstream and social media that it was not going to be business as usual.
It stressed that the world was watching the President-elect to see how he would fare in his second coming as Nigerian leader, noting “we solicit that your administration should hit the ground running and live up to expectations of many Nigerians, who crave for change by healing the wounds and bitterness occasioned by the electioneering campaigns.”