President Buhari under fire for giving ‘strategic’ appointments to Fulani, Hausa, Kanuri

A Civil Rights advocacy group, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has expressed apprehensions over the lopsided appointment by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government.
HURIWA condemned the continued domination of strategic appointments by Hausa, Fulani, and Kanuri extraction under Buhari’s administration.
It stressed that due to the deep-seated Northern Muslims domination of all strategic federal appointments under Buhari including the skewed appointments in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS), the next government may need to “convoke a year-long National Constitutional Conference to try to mend the deeply broken fences.”
A statement sent to DAILY POST by HURIWA’s National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko reads: “The current Government under President Muhammadu Buhari has skewed all strategic appointments to favour his cronies and political affiliates in the Core Moslem North and a sprinkling of some Christian Northerners but millions of Northerners are left marginalised just like the heavily marginalised Southerners under the current administration.
“However the impact is felt more in the far North whereby due to a large-scale state of wars by armed hoodlums many poor individuals in places like Sokoto and Katsina States have since the last two years migrated into Niger Republic for succour and security whilst only a few Northern elites with assets offshore are the few controlling the national assets under the watch of the selective administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“Last year the Daily Trust reported that Many Nigerians residing in Katsina State have fled to neighbouring Niger Republic to escape persistent attacks by kidnappers and bandits. In addition to evacuating their family members, the Nigerians are also acquiring plots and building houses in Niger Republic’s towns of Maradi and Dan Issa. This is even as some of them have obtained resident permits, allowing them to stay in the West African country.”
HURIWA blamed the unequal redistribution of national wealth for the total state of anarchy in the North.

Most Read

Jos Sex Video : Girl who resembles actor in Jos sex video faces hostility

Air travellers should expect flight delays, increased fares- FAAN

Covid-19: South Korean schools close after kindergartner tests positive for coronavirus

Peter 'Psquare' Okoye should learn from Cynthia Morgan and apologize to his brother

Nigerian airports set for reopening, passengers issued warning

‘Bat woman’ researcher warns coronavirus is just ‘tip of iceberg’

CBN issues directive to banks, reduces interest rates

CDC Warns That Antibody Tests May Not Be Accurate and Should Not Be Used to Determine Immunity

Trump says US is terminating relationship with World Health Organisation

MPC Reduces Lending Rate, Says Nigeria May Not Slide Into Recession