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Friday, 28 August 2015

Buhari’s appointments to be balanced in the long run – Femi Adesina replies Nigerians

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Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina has called on those criticizing his principal for appointing mostly northerners into his government to first look at how qualified those appointed are for such positions, adding that it is the President’s prerogative to appoint whoever he pleases into his government.

While enjoining those already crying wolf over Buhari’s early appointments to first take cognizance of “the personal merit of each person that has been appointed,” he stressed that: “You cannot run away from the fact that each person appointed merits the position. They are qualified!”

Adesina, who made this known Friday while speaking on RayPower’s flagship programme monitored  in Abuja, said: “But then in terms of the spread, the thing I will also like to say is that the President has the prerogative to make appointments and he knows that there is federal character in our constitution. I’m sure he bears that in mind as he makes the appointments that will come in the future.

I believe that at the end of it all, there is going to be a balance.
“These are still early days in the appointments he is going to make. At the end of it all, I believe we are going to have a balance,” he stated.

Responding to the need for Buhari to make appointments bearing in mind that Nigerians of northern extraction are already leading the legislature and the judiciary, Adesina said: “Let’s not forget that some of those were by elections, some were statutorily the next person in rank. There is nothing the president can do about that. If it’s by election, what will he do about it? Because he doesn’t control the election; the National Assembly came by election.”

“For the ones he can control, there are still so many ahead,” he said stressing that any position can be key depending on the way the person appointed into the position “applies himself to that position.”

 On whether Nigerians can begin to expect ministerial list, the Presidential spokesman assured that Buhari will keep to the September dateline given by him. He added that, “September is just next month and it has 30 days. I believe that within those thirty days, the job will be done.”

1 comment:

  1. Below are some of the appointments made during GEJ led Executive FG.

    1.NIMET~Dr. Anthony Anuforom

    2.NNPC~Eng. Andrew Yakubu

    3.NIMASA~Patrick Apobolokemi

    4.PENCOM~Mrs. Chinelo Anohu Amazu

    5.FERMA~Engr. Chukwu Amuchi

    6.DPR~Mr. George Osahon

    7.Bank Of Industry~Ms. Evelyn Oputu

    8.Nigerian Content Dev. Agency~Ernest Nwanpa

    9.Consumer Protection Agency~Mrs Dupe Atoki

    10.NCC~Engr. Eugene Juwa

    11.NAMA~Engr. Nnamdi Udoh

    12.NCAA~Engr. Akikuotu

    13.FAAN~George Uriesi

    14.NCAT~Capt. Chinere Kalu

    15.SEC~Aruma Otteh

    16.Sovereign Wealth
    Fund~Uche Orji

    17.NAFDAC~Dr Paul Orhil

    18.FIIRO~Dr. Mrs. G. N Elemo

    19.Maritime Academy Of Nigeria~Oron Joshua Okpo

    20.Railway Corporation~Eng. Seyi Sijuwade

    21.Nigerian Tourism Dev. Corporation~Mrs. Sally Mbanefoh

    22.Budget Office Of The Federation~Dr Bright Okogwu

    23.NERDC~Prof Godswill Obioma

    24.NEXIM~Mr R. R Orya

    25.Standard Organization Of Nigeria~Dr Joseph Odumodu

    26.Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation~Emeka Nkem Mba

    27.Industrial Training Fund~Prof. Longmas Wapmuk

    28.National University Commission~Prof. Okojie

    29.NESREA~Mrs. N.S Benebo

    30.MDG Office~Dr. Precious Gbenio

    31.Surveyor General Of The Federation~Peter Chigozie

    32.Statistician General Of The Federation~Dr. Yemi Kale

    33.Accountant General Of The Federation~Mr. Jonah Otunla

    34.Auditor General Of The Federation~Samuel Yonongo Ukura

    35.National Orientation Agency~Mike Omieri

    36.News Agency Of Nigeria~Oluremi Oyo
    Oluremi Oyo was replaced by Ima Niboro....from the South South.

    37.NEPC E/S David I Adelugba

    38.NEPZA~Mr. Olugbenga Kuye

    39.BPP~Engr Emeka Ezeh

    40.Niger Delta Ministry-Orubebe,

    41. SGF- Anyim Pius

    42. COS- jones arogbofa

    43. CBN Gov- Godwin Emefiele etc..

    How many Northerners are on this list? Let us not forget the past so soon.
    Where were all this ethnic jingoists then. Anyone that is not happy with Baba's appointments should go and hug transformer. dazzol