It’s false to say that 81 of Buhari’s 100 appointees are Northerners – Presidency

By Ted Peters on 05/11/2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 704

Femi Adesina
Femi Adesina

Special Adviser to president Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, on Saturday quashed an article written by one of the leading national newspapers that ’81 of Buhari’s appointees are Northerners’ , noting that the current administration is committed to serve Nigerians well irrespective of tribe and religion, for a strong and united Nigeria.

“It is, indeed, false for anyone to say that President Buhari’s appointments are lopsided”, Femi Adesina said.

Mr. Adesina made this known via his facebook account.

According to him “It is, indeed, false for anyone to say that President Buhari’s appointments are lopsided. From all records, majority of the President’s appointees across different portfolios are not from the North, as the publication erroneously alleged.

“If the publication did not have ulterior motives, a simple enquiry from official sources in the Presidency would have prevented this unwarranted public disinformation”, he said.

Speaking on Buhari’s good intentions and commitment to serving Nigerians better,  Adesina said “It must be stated clearly that, despite the distractions and biased reportage of this article, President Muhammadu Buhari remains committed to serving all Nigerians, no matter the tribe, ethnicity or region, and he is also determined to ensure that Nigeria remains strong and united.

“He has, and will continue to keep faith with one Nigeria and has shown this with the administration’s diverse projects in different parts of the country’s geopolitical zones”, he said.

His statement reads:

“The article written by one of the national dailies wrongly named Tunde Irukera as Executive Secretary of CPP,-whatever that is- instead of Consumer Protection Council (CPC). Rather conveniently, the publication ignored mentioning that Mr Emeka Nwankpa is chairman of CPC. Not only that, the writer claimed that the Director-General of the Budget Office is Aliyu Gusau, whereas Mr. Ben Akabueze is the actual DG, Budget Office.

“Besides, the publication made not just one, but several errors on names and positions, in what could be seen as a deliberate attempt to mislead the reading public, along the lines of some intended distortions of the truth.

“For example, there are several other appointments the publication failed to mention, which clearly shows the fair geopolitical spread of President Buhari’s appointees. For instance, the publication didn’t mention Sharon Ikeazor, Director-General, PTAD, who is from Anambra, South East; Folorunsho Coker, DG, NTDC; who is from Lagos, South West; Ituah Ighodalo, of the National Council of Privatisation, who is from the South South; Eze Duru Ihioma, Chairman, NPC, who is from Imo, South East, among many others.

“There are at least 50 names of the President’s appointees that the article didn’t mention that are not from the North, while there are some others that were already in place before the administration came in but reconfirmed by the Buhari administration.

“Aside from that, several names of board members/appointees from other parts of the country were deliberately left out. These include Senator Olabiyi Durojaiye, NCC Chairman, Sunday Dare, NCC Executive Commissioner, Jide Zeitlin, NSIA Chairman, Anthony Ayine, Auditor General of the Federation, Anibor Kragha, COO NNPC, Chiedu Ugbo, MD NDPHC, Uche Orji, CEO NSIA, Osita Okechukwu, DG VON, Yemi Kale, DG NBS and Waziri Adio, Executive Secretary NEITI, among several others.

“The attached graph shows the breakdown of current Federal Government agency appointments per state reflecting the true picture of the spread.

“Thus, the publication’s inconsistencies and selective reportage are questionable, to say the least. And this is divisive with its many misleading statements that should be taken with a pinch of salt. What Nigerians need now are unity and constructive dialogue that would help the nation march forward on the right path not divisive, misleading reportage.”

Femi Adesina finally urged journalist to avoid sentiments in their reportage.

 

Posted 05/11/2017 10:22:42 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

You may also like...
Passengers sue Med-View Airline for cancelled flight

Appeal Court sacks Kogi senator, declares seat vacant...

The Big Kick-off: World greatest sports fiesta begins...

Governance in Nigeria is spiritual warfare – Osinbajo...

Sorrow, tears as Ekwueme’s corpse arrives Enugu

PDP, APC Supporters clash over Motion to impeach...

Clear salary arrears before Christmas, Buhari tells govs...

Herdsmen: Army loses 13 soldiers in Benue, Kogi,...

Banker arraigned by EFCC for Stealing Customers N700...

Pres. Buhari visits London again

Gov. Ugwuanyi begs FG to hand over land...

NNPC’s 25 Billion dollars scandal and the hypocrisy...

 

Latest News US deports 34 Nigerians Buhari lacks capacity to implement 2018 budget, says PDP Senator Dino Melaye calls APC weak, lifeless party Buhari signs 2018 budget, kicks as lawmakers inject 6,403 projects Reps debunks Buhari’s queries on 2018 budget OAU sacks professor over sex-for-mark scandal FG orders extra security as ISIS threatens attacks on commercial flights, airports EMU leader, Arthur Nwankwo, declares: Nobody can stop Biafra Buhari rules out further meeting with nPDP Pres. Buhari to sign 2018 Budget Wednesday Ekweremadu accuses presidency of persecuting opposition 2019: Southern, M’Belt leaders demand INEC chairman’s removal

 

Most Read NAFDAC eases processes, cost of registering products for MSMEs (5,964 views) Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (4,082 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (3,668 views) IPOB: ‘We need urgent clarifications on Nnamdi Kanu’s status, whereabouts’, UK Govt tells FG (3,494 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (3,428 views) Ex-governor Adebayo, Keyamo, Arise, others get board appointments (2,846 views) Nigeria ripe for Restructuring Now – Nwodo in Chatham House (2,606 views) Quit notice: Kaduna Govt obtains bench warrant against Northern youths (2,519 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (2,493 views) Buhari has disappointed Nigerians – Arewa Youth Forum (2,490 views) Anambra: INEC releases 37 candidates for Nov poll (2,424 views) Chime not owner of Enugu Mall – Spar (2,088 views)

 

SECTIONS NEWS (146) EDITORIAL (4) POLITICS (283) SOCIETY (95) SPORTS (8) BUSINESS (143) HEALTH (13) EDUCATION (12) ENTERTAINMENT (7) INTERNATIONAL (22) TECHNOLOGY (1) COLUMNISTS (0) LETTERS (0) OPINION (7)

 

 

Julius Agwu - Crazy Interview Demands