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Saturday, 4 November 2017

Presidency reacts to popular media report on Buhari overpopulated northern appointees

Presidency reacts to popular media report on Buhari overpopulated northern appointees

- The presidency has reacted to a Business Day report on the number of northerners in President Buhari's cabinet

- The special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, the report is mischievous and an attempt to mislead the public

- Adesina said several errors on names and positions of members of Buhari's cabinet

The special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, has debunked claims that President Muhammadu Buhari's cabinet is populated with northerners.

In a statement released on Saturday, November 4, Adesina said the report published by Business Day is mischievous and an attempt by the newspaper to mislead the public.

Adesina said the media organization failed to, "cross the t’s and dot the i’s properly.

For instance, the author wrongly named the director general of NISER as Haruna Yerima, whereas the DG, NISER is actually Folarin Gbadebo-Smith. Again, the author wrongly identified the CEO, NDLEA as Muhammad Abdallah. However, Mrs. Roli Bode-George is the CEO, NDLEA."

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He also said several errors on names and positions of members of Buhari's cabinet.

"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," Adesina said.

"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.

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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," he said.

We earlier reported that Nigerians reacted to the newspaper report that the president cabinet is populated by northerners.

Some Nigerians while reacting on social media accused the president of representing the northern region of the country alone.

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