It’s no news again that the official appointments made so far by the Executive President of Nigeria, Mohammadu Buhari, have been creating sparkling controversies at various quarters of the country, especially in the South-South and South-east Geopolitical zones.
Many people have accused the president of being too biased with his appointments. Statistics project that 75% of total 35 key appointments have all emerged from the Northern part of the country.
Its also reported that key party members of the President have been left flabbergasted and confused as to why they were not consulted or considered when the president was drawing up his lists.
Some people hold the view that the President is appointing people he could trust; while some observers have stretched that these controversial appointments are posing serious danger to the peace and unity of the country, and to the administration of Mr President.
So can we say the President so far has to make a choice between TRUST and UNITY?
Join the conversation by clicking on the ‘comment box’…. But before then, let’s gently go through the 35 key appointments so far by President Mohammedu Buhari: has he been fair? Has he been biased?
1. Aide de Camp to president: Lt. Col
Abubakar Lawal, (Kano state, North-West, and husband to President Buhari’s first daughter).
2. Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to the president: Femi Adesina, (Osun state, South-West).
3. Senior Special Assistant, Media and
Publicity: Garba Shehu, (Kano state, North-West).
4. State Chief of Protocol/Special Assistant (Presidential Matters): Lawal Abdullahi Kazaure, (Jigawa state, North-West).
5. Accountant General of the Federation:
Ahmed Idris (Kano state, North-West).
6. National Security Adviser: Babagana
Monguno (Borno state, North-East).
7. Chief of Defence Staff, Abayomi Olonishakin, (Ekiti state, South-West).
8. Chief of Army Staff: Tukur Buratai, [Borno-State, North-East].
9. Chief of Naval Staff: Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas,[Cross Rivers, South-South].
10. Chief of Air Staff, Sadique Abubakar,
(Bauchi state, North-East).
11. Chief of Defence Intelligence: Monday Riku Morgan (Benue state, North-Central).
12. Director General, State Security Services,SSS: Lawal Daura, (Katsina state, North-West).
13. Acting Chairperson, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Amina Zakari, (Jigawa state, North-West).
14. Managing Director, Nigerian Ports
Authority, NPA: Habibu Abdulahi (Kano state,North-West).
15. Special Adviser, Niger Delta AmnestyOffice: Paul Boroh, (Bayelsa state, South-South).
16. Acting Director General, Nigerian MaritimeAdministration, Safety and Security Agency,NIMASA: Baba Haruna Jauro (Yobe state, North-East).
17. Executive Vice Chairman/ Chief ExecutiveOfficer, Nigerian Communications Commission:Umaru Dambatta (Kano state, North-West).
18. Executive Chairman, Federal Inland
Revenue Service, FIRS: Babatunde Fowler,(Lagos state, South-West).
19. Director General, Budget Office of the
Federation: Aliyu Gusau, (Zamfara state,
20. Group Managing Director, Nigeria NationalPetroleum Corporation, NNPC Emmanuel Kachikwu, (Delta state, South-South).
21. Secretary to Government of the Federation, Babachir David Lawal, (Adamawa, North East).
22. Chief of Staff to the President: Abba Kyari,(Borno, North-East).
23. Comptroller-General, Nigerian Customs Service: Hameed Ibrahim Ali, (Kaduna state, North-Central).
24. Comptroller-General, Nigerian Immigration Service: Kure Martin Abeshi, (Nasarawa state, North-Central).
25. Senior Special Assistant on National
Assembly Matters (Senate): Ita Enang, (Akwa Ibom state, South-South).
26. Senior Special Assistant on National
Assembly Matters (House of Representatives):Suleiman Kawu, (Kano state, North-West).
27. Director, Department Of Petroleum
Resources, DPR, Modecai Baba Ladan. (Kano,North West).
28. Managing Director, Asset Management Company of Nigeria, AMCON, Ahmed Lawan Kuru.
29. Commissioner for Insurance and Chief Executive of the National Insurance Commission, Mohammed Kari (North-West).
30. Executive Director AMCON: Kola Ayeye.
31. Executive Director, AMCON: Eberechukwu Uneze.
32. Executive Director, AMCON: Aminu Ismail.
33. Group Executive Director, NNPC, Maikanti Baru.
34. Group Executive Director, NNPC, Isaac Abdulrazaq.
35. Group Executive Director, NNPC: Dennis Nnamdi Ajulu.
(no woman has also been appointed into any positions)
Against the persistent accusations, would you say Mr president has been Fair or Biased?
Thanks for Reading….