A group operating under the aegis of Lawyers for Reform has issued a 7-day ultimatum for President Muhammadu Buhari to remove a hairdresser he appointed as a Director in Nigeria Export and Import Bank (NEXIM).
The group threatened to drag President Muhammadu Buhari to court if immediate removal of Stella Erhuvwuoghene Okotete is not carried out as Executive Director of Nigerian Export Import Bank (NEXIM) within 7 days.
Addressing journalists during the protest, the leader of the group, Barrister Oladotun Hassan ,said appointment of Stella Okotete as Executive Director of NEXIM by President Muhammadu Buhari in April 2017 was wrong headed going by clearly stipulated requirements in the extant laws governing the Bank.
According to him, Okotete did not have the required 18 years post graduation working experience before her appointment and even not having relevant academic qualification in financial accounting, banking or any business related courses.
He explained further that move to get the allegedly incompetent and unqualified Okotete removed, was made in 2018 when petition to that effect was forwarded to the then, Senator Sam Anyanwu led Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions.