August 29, 2016
Adesoye’s appointment as NPA Chair will give more credence to Buhari's anti-corruption crusade – The Pacers
In a statement by its leader, Olukunle Olu-Ojo, the group stated that, Adesoye’s appointment is another indication that the President is committed and sincere to his administration’s current anti-corruption crusade.
According to him, considering Olajide Adesoye’s track records of
integrity, uprightness and honesty, the appointment comes at the right time in giving more credence to the Federal Government’s efforts to salvage the current economic situation.
“Without mincing words, this appointment is a pointer to President Buhari’s determination and unrelenting efforts in taking Nigeria out of the current economic doldrums. We must really commend the President for his resolution to always put the right men on board at every occasion. We believe that Olajide Adesoye’s appointment came on the premise of his track record of hard work, sincerity of purpose and unwavering commitment to national development. As a gold fish that has no hidden place, his wealth of experience, enviable credentials and sterling qualities have fished him out to serve the nation at this critical period of nationhood.” He said.
In its congratulatory message to the new NPA Board Chairman, the group acknowledged the need to put every sensitive government agency in a right order at this particular time, hence the appointment of someone of Adesoye’s calibre.
“In the face of the current economic challenges, sensitive agencies like the NPA must not be toyed with; therefore it must be in credible hands. To give the nation the kind of change it really deserves and to convince the general populace about the anti-corruption crusade the current administration is championing, we really need people of Adesoye’s personalities to hold specific sensitive positions”. He further said.
The Pacers, a socio-economic development group, established in 2003 is made up of young professionals who are largely Ikoro, Ekiti state indigenes. The group is committed to laying indelible legacies that will aid in building a virile nation powered by community based projects to grossly reduced poverty in the society.
Olajide Adesoye, a former Treasurer of Mobil Producing Nigeria was announced last week by the Presidency as the Chairman of the board of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), the board also have a former Lagos state Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Supo Sashore, Suleiman Ibrahim Halilu, Constance Harry Mashal, Umar Shu’aibu, Charles Efe, Emukowhate Sylvester as members and Hadiza Bala Usman as the Managing Director.