Before he travelled out of the country this Monday, President Goodluck Jonathan has submitted the list of candidates for the ten ministerial vacancies to the Senate. However, it is evident from the photograph of the document that the names of some nominees were misspelled. The New-York, United States-based SaharaReporters ask: How does that describe the work of the Presidency?
Among the most notable candidates is military General and top government official Aliyu Mohamed Gusau. Nonetheless, his name was written as 'Aliu'.
The name of Mrs. Laurentia Laraba Mallam was iterpreted by the executives as 'Lawrencia Labaran.'
A security official from Kaduna State has confirmed Mrs. Mallam's name had been misspelled.
"That is not the correct spelling of my aunty's name, it was a serious misspelling and not good. She has no Labaran in the arraignment of her names but Laraba," he said. "It is important personality's choice and appropriate names are written for official purposes and ought to be correct."
"These things might look minor but they are not," a political analyst has commented. "If these people cannot get right the names of well-known Nigerians they are nominating for top government offices at the highest level, what else are they getting wrong? If they are getting wrong something they care about, what can they get right about issues and people they don't care about? Better still, what do they care about? How has mediocrity travelled so far?"The Presidency keeps mum on the issue.
The photo of the document (click on the image to enlarge)