Buhari Overstepped Constitutional Authority Over Extension of Perm Sec’s Tenure- Reps

President Muhammadu Buhari exceeded his constitutional authority by extending the tenure for Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Mrs Jamila Shuara, the House of Representatives Committee on Basic Education said Thursday.

A unanimous committee of the House flatly rejected the Buhari administration’s rationale for the extension after her tenure has expired.

They declared that President Buhari had no such powers under Section 171 and other existing laws to extend the tenure of permanent secretary whose tenure had expired by time or age.