Friday, August 28

Northern Agenda?: Nigerians Outraged Over Buhari's New Appointments

Nigerians have started reacting to the new appointments made by President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in the following offices: SGF, Chief of Staff among other appointments.

Investigation revealed that many Nigerians are outraged over President Buhari’s recent appointment, insinuating that the president has a Northern agenda, and favours them according to appointments, while the South is relatively ignored.

Yesterday, Buhari appointed the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief of Staff. Comptroller-General, Nigerian Customs Service, Comptroller-General, Nigerian Immigration Service, Senior Special Assistant on National Assembly Matters (Senate); SSA to National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives) on Thursday as announced by his aide Femi Adesina.

The new appointments below...

  • Engr. Babachir David Lawal - Secretary to the Government of the Federation
  • Alhaji Abba Kyari - Chief of Staff to the President
  • Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (rtd.) - Comptroller-General, Nigerian Customs Service
  • Mr. Kure Martin Abeshi - Comptroller-General, Nigerian Immigration Service
  • Senator Ita S.J. Enang - SSA to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate)
  • Hon. Suleiman A. Kawu - SSA to the President on National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives)
Though there are other ethnics listed among the newly named positions, Some Nigerians believed that the President is biased by appointing the most important positions to the North.

Read some of the Tweets below...

Some NigerianEye readers also reacted to the new appointments..

  1. Is obvious Ndigbo, no problem tnk God we never voted dis northern agenda man
  2. Let's wait and see the number of Aboki's he will appoint as ministers.

    This Jihadist and Hausa/fulani biased president.
  3. Truely his a dictatorship
  4. Iyamuri like u who too sentimental. Why u no talk when GEJ appointed SSG, Finance and petroleum ministers from south, and out of eight powerful ministers no any Yoruba. Live GMB alone leadership for Nigeria is for Yoruba's, northerners and south south. You are even lucky you have peoples like Okorocha, Ngige etc otherwise I will say nothing for IBO's who even fighting their parents. You are too envy.
  5. What will baba say about this?
  6. I Before Others. (IBO) look back before u talk much. You are everywhere in Nigeria and Africa.But few in yr area, ask yourself why? Look at the appoints during Jonathan's era, how was it? I beg stop shouting.
  7. Please no body should weep for us Igbos. We are the cause of our problems. Remember, Ike Ekweremadu usurped what does not belong to him and yet we want to participate in Buhari's government. It is because of Ike Ekweremadu's inordinate ambition that the Igbos are suffering now in this government. Weep no more my brothers and sisters. We are the architect of our misfortunes. God bless Nigeria.
  8. Una see am?
  9. This useless Jihadist,thank you for your steady division of the country with your myopic appointments...Keep it and you will regrate it very soon.....Terrorist President
  10. Hmmm.. Just looking at what's happening. God Help Us.
  11. i hav not commented before but this present move is an indication of President Buhari Motive for us. I campaigned for his election and his subsequent emergence. but i pray he dont allowed his fanaticism to destroy our united nation. we need prayers for Buhari
However, it can be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari last month dismissed insinuations that he was implementing a northern agenda in his appointments.

Although many people will disagree.

What are your thought?

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