Let Us Compare Jonathan And Buhari’s First Appointments

Let Us Compare Jonathan And Buhari’s First Appointments [LOOK]

By Ephraim Adiele | Associate Editor on August 30, 2015
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President Goodluck Jonathan and President Muhammadu Buhari at the inauguration of the later on May 29, 2015 (Photo Credit: Guardian/Ladidi Lucy Elukpo)

As Nigerians continue to vent their anger over President Muhammadu Buhari’s perceived bias first few appointments, it is pertinent that we make a quick comparison with the first few appointments made by his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan.

Take a look below:

by Ogbuefi Ndigbo

Goodluck Jonathan’s first appointments are:

Dr. Reuben Abati as Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity.

Mike A. Oghiadomhe, CFR (Chief of Staff to the President)

Engr. Mohammed Kachalla Abubakar, mni (Deputy Chief of Staff to the President)

Amb. Hassan Tukur (Principal Secretary to the President)

Prof. Abubakar Sambo (Special Adviser to the President on Energy)

Mrs. Sarah Akuben Pane (Special Adviser to the President on Social Development)

Dr. Tunji Olagunju (Special Adviser to the President on NEPAD)

Mrs. Sarah Jibril (Special Adviser to the President on Ethics and Values)

Mr. Oronto Douglas (Special Adviser to the President on Research and Strategy)

Senator Joy Emordi (Special Adviser to the President on National Assembly Matters).

Hon. Kingsley Kuku (Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Affairs)

Dr. Pius Olakunle Osunyikanmi (Special Adviser to the President on International Relations)

Prof. Dan Adebiyi (Special Adviser to the President on Special Duties)

Mrs. Asma’u Abdulkadir (Special Adviser to the President on Gender Issues)

Nze Sullivan Akachukwu Nwakpo (Special Adviser to the President on Technical Matters)

Yakubu Abdullahi (Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters (Office of theVice President)

Barr. Bashir Sufyan (Special Adviser to the President on Legal Matters (Office of the Vice President)

Senator Isaiah Ballat (Special Adviser to the President for Special Duties (Office of the Vice President).

10 Southerners against 8 Northerners

President Muhammadu Buhari’s first appointments:

Babachir David Lawal from Adamawa State as the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.

Mr. Abba Kyari from Borno state as his Chief of Staff.

Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (retd.) as the new Comptroller-General, Nigerian Customs Service

Mr. Kure Martin Abeshi, Comptroller-General, Nigerian Immigration Service

Senator Ita Enang, Senior Special Assistant on National Assembly Matters (Senate)

Suleiman Kawu as SSA on National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives).

Both Ali and Kawu are from Kano State and Abeshi is from Nasarawa. Enang from Akwa Ibom State is the only one from the south geo-political zone.

Other northerners in Buhari’s first appointments are:

Director-General of the State Services, Lawal Daura

Acting Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Mrs. Amina Zakari

Director, Department of Petroleum Resources, Mr. Mordecai Danteni Baba Ladan

Accountant-General of the Federation, Alhaji Ahmed Idris.

The President’s Chief Security Officer, Abdulrahman Mani

State Chief of Protocol, Mallam Abdullahi Kazaure

Aide- De-Camp, Lt. Col. Muhammed Abubakar

Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu.

Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, alone hailed from Osun Staten in the South-West.

Acting Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr. Babatunde Fowler, is also from SW

13 Northerners against 3 Southerners



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