Appointments: Northern Elders Defends Buhari, Fires Critics With List Of GEJ’s Appointees

A northern group made an attempt to defend President Buhari over accusations of ‘northernisation’ and to prove he is being guided by the same logic as his predecessor Goodluck Jonathan in picking the people for his team.

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Concerned Elders of the North group released a list containing 50 names and their positions in an attempt to prove that the Jonathan cabinet was dominated by the people from the South.

Read the lists below:

South East list (13 names)

1. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala – Coordinating minister of economy, the minister of finance

2. Bright Okogwu – DG Budget

3. Emeka Eze – DG BPP

4. Arunma Oteh – DG SEC

5. Oscar Onyema – DG NSE

6. Chike Obi – MD AMCON

7. Chinelu Onuoha – DG PENCOM

8. Godwin Emefiele – CBN Governor

9. Uche Orji – MD Sovereign Wealth Fund

10. Sunny Iroha – DG Housing Fund

11. Evelyn Oputa – MD Bank of Industry

12. Nnenna Orji – the chairman of Investments, Securities Tribunal

13. Pius Anyim – SGF

South East & South South list (37 names)

14. Anthony Anuforom – NIMET

15. Andrew Yakubu – NNPC

16. Patrick Apobolokemi – NIMASA

17. Chinebo Anohu Amazu – PENCOM

18. Chukwu Amuchi – FERMA

19. George Osahon – DPR

20. Evelyn Oputu – Bank of Industry

21. Ernest Nwanpa – Nigerian Content Dev. Agency

22. Dupe Atoki – Consumer Protection Agency

23. Eugene Juwah – NCC

24. Nnamdi Udoh – NAMA

25. Akiku Otu – NCAA

26. George Uriesi – FAAN

27. Chinere Kalu – NCATY

28. Paul Orhii – NAFDAC

29. G.N. Elemo – FIIRO

30. Oron Joshua Okpo – Maritime Academy of Nigeria

31. Seyi Sijuwade – Railway Corporation

32. Sally Mbanefoh – Nigerian Tourism Dev. Corporation

33. Bright Okogwu – Budget Office of the Federation

34. Godswill Obioma – NERDC

35. R.R. Orya – NEXIM

36. Joseph Odumodu – Standards Organisation of Nigeria

37. Emeka Nkem Mba – Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation

38. Longmas Wapmuk – Industrial Training Fund

39. Julius Okojie – National Universities Commission

40. N.S. Benebo – NESREA

41. Precious Gbenjo – MDG Office

42. Peter Chigozie – Surveyor general of the federation

43. Yemi Kale – Statistician general of the federation

44. Jonah Otunla – Accountant general of the federation

45. Samuel Yonongo Ukara – Auditor general of the federation

46. Mike Omeri – National Orientation Agency

47. Oluremi Oyo – News Agency of Nigeria (Oluremi Oyo was replaced by Ima Niboro from the South South)

48. David I. Adelugba – NEPC E/S

49. Olugbenga Kuye – NEPZA

50. Peter Godsday Orubebe – Niger Delta Ministry

President Buhari was under fire over his recent appointments and even accused of northernisation by the opposition PDP. However, his party, the APC, defended the new Nigerian leader.

“In the fullest of time, no part of Nigeria will be able to complain about northernisation when all the appointments are made. We know that there is no part of Nigeria where we do not have competent people with integrity,” Alhaji Lai Mohammed said in the latest interview.