- A document released by the office of the SGF has indicated that Preisdent Buhari appointed more political aides from the south than the north
- The document was released after the president was accused of tilting his key appointments in favour of the north, where he came from
- However, there have been heated reactions to the document as some Nigerians still claimed the reality differs from what it portrayed
The allegations of nepotism recently levelled against President Muhammadu Buhari have reignited the discussions regarding the zone which the majority of his appointees came from.
As the discussions became heated on social media, a document surfaced from the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) breaking down the geopolitical zones and states where 190 political aides appointed by the president came from.
The document indicated that 103 of the appointees were from the southern part of the country while 87 came from the northern zone where President Buhari is also from.
A further breakdown indicates that the southwest has 64 appointees, the northwest has 37 appointees, while 29 appointees came from the northeast.
Also, the south-south zone has 24 appointees, the north-central has 21 appointees, while the southeast zone has 15 appointees.
Meanwhile, the breakdown of the document which was earlier reported by Legit.ng has sparked heated reactions from Nigerians as many express diverse views on social media.
This piece curates some of the insightful reactions to the report.
Ike Madu said:
"I don’t care who gets what, just fix the country irrespective of where the appointee is from. If an appointee from the east isn’t doing well, replace him!"
Mayowa Kusi said:
"We are talking about appointments into offices that has direct impact on the masses and not some assistant director and backyard duties."
Sunny Ehis commented:
"People are talking because the appointees are not working or working against him for 2023 election"
Rilwanu Abubakar said:
"Yet some mischief makers are so busy making some baseless allegations that can't hold water...rubbish!"
Barth Ufane Momoh said:
"This is the benefit and out come of zoning.what do you expect?. A south Eastern president or other zones would also surround themselves with their people also. The truth is bitter"
Kassim G. Abdul said:
"Critical appointment in key sectors by those who can manage them well, not by those who can not manage there homes"
Francis Jnr., @FrancisJnr19, said:
"Whose care Thinking face, all I want is a good governance"
In another report, Legit.ng highlighted eight prominent appointments President Buhari made in the year 2020.
Top on the list is Professor Ibrahim Gambari who was on May 13, appointed the Chief of Staff to President Buhari. He was a career diplomat and academic.
He replaced Mallam Abba Kyari who died of complications from COVID-19 in April.
5 years after, Nigerians speak about Buhari's administration | - on Legit TV