EXPOSED: CBN Secretly Hires Buhari’s Nephew, Atiku’s Daughter, Other Top Govt Officials’...

EXPOSED: CBN Secretly Hires Buhari’s Nephew, Atiku’s Daughter, Other Top Govt Officials’ Relatives (FULL LIST)

By Chidinma Unigwe | Sub Editor on March 15, 2016
Central Bank Governor Godwin Emefiele CBN Naira
Central Bank Governor Godwin Emefiele

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has reportedly hired relatives of top party leaders and government officials in a recent highly secretive recruitment process.

According to a document exclusively obtained by Sahara Reporters, no fewer than 91 relatives of influential Nigerians and top government officials were beneficiaries of the appointments considered as ‘peddling of influence’ which came to fore a few weeks ago.

Among them were a son of Mamman Daura, a nephew of President Muhammadu Buhari, a daughter of former Vice President Abubakar Atiku, and one of the closest members of the president’s inner circle, a son of the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, a daughter of former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ghali Na’aba,  also daughter of of the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, a son of the Minister of Internal Affairs, Abdurahman Danbazzau and at least 86 others.

A top official of the bank CBN whose identity was withheld told Sahara Reporters that the Governor, Godwin Emefiele approved the appointments in his bid to retain his job amidst some serious threats of appointment termination by the current government.

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It was gathered that Emefiele reportedly accused the Director of Human Resources, Chizoba Mojekwu, for being the brain behind the leak and thereafter, redeployed her as the bank’s Director of Capacity Development and IT.

A CBN source revealed that, in September 2015, Emefiele had hired Claire Arase, a daughter of Nigeria’s Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase.

Additionally, it was gathered that the apex bank went to great lengths in their illegal recruitment, including tweaking the names of recruits in order to hide the identities of beneficiaries of politically motivated recruitment.

Often the CBN used the beneficiaries’ first names and their father’s middle names to hide their real identities. For instance, the bank listed Maryam Atiku as “Maryam Abubakar.”

The bank had also reportedly used the name ‘Nagode Abdulrahman’, instead of Abdulrahman Dambazau, the real name of the son of Nigeria’s Minister of Interior. They also allegedly used the maiden names of the beneficiaries instead of their married names.

The appointments were considered illegal because of the bank’s failure to advertise the vacancies in order to allow interested and possibly more qualified Nigerians participate in the recruitment process.

Moreover, the bank’s “political” recruitment did not follow principles of federal character set out for employment by government agencies and other public institutions.

“Jobs were just handed to the children of ministers in the current administration,” one bank official stated. The source added that most of the new recruits were given opportunity to choose a department of their choice where they were posted.

Below is the full list of 91 beneficiaries of the juicy appointments:

1. Biola Ologburo Adeniran

2. Abba Mustapha Shettima

3. Abdul-Hakeem Mohammed Ali

4. Abdullahi Mohammed Nuradeen

5. Abdulmalik Atta

6. Abdulnasir Haruna

7. Abubakar Mohammed Yahaya

8. Adefela h. Adejuwon

9. Aduwak Laraba

10. Ahmad Aminu

11. Ahmed Aminu-Kano

12. Ahmed Zainab Shehu

13. Aina Michael

14. Akinwunmi Ayodeji Akintola

15. Alexandar Chukwuka Okakwu

16. Aliyu Aisha Yakubu

17. Aminu Ahmadu Dauda

18. Aminu Halimat Sadia Abdullahi

19. Asuzu Obioma

20. Ayoola B Oyebanjo

21. Ayoola Oluwabukola

22. Babayo Abdulhakeem Abdullahi

23. Carpenter Barka Muhammad

24. Dahiru Isa Abba

25. Ejike Emmanuel Ibe

26. Ekayi Nyofo Shitta

27. Essien Innocent Joshua

28. Ethel Isioma Ojije

29. Farida Zuhair

30. Fatima Baba Shehu

31. Fatima Imam

32. Hajara Sani

33. Hanafi Abubakar Mujeli

34. Hassan Usman

35. Ibeh Nnadozie Nathaniel

36. Ibironke Ifeoluwa Adetunbi

37. Ibrahim Ahmed Lawan

38. Ibrahim Kabir Tijjani

39. Ibrahim Muhammed Kabir

40. Ibrahim Usman

41. Idigo Ifeanyi Charles

42. Iheomamere Chikezie Chikwendu

43. Ikyembe Terseel Ikyembe

44. James Elizabeth Edidiong

45. Jibril Abdullahi Ibrahim

46. Joel Ugochukwu Jones

47. John Irimiya Balewa

48. Kamaludden Tukur Tafida

49. Loretta Laoye

50. Maryam Abubakar

51. Maryam Adamu Badamasi

52. Mbwiduffu Ibrahim Auta

53. Mohammad Ahmad Adamu

54. Mohammed Ali

55. Mohammed Ameer Ibrahim Bunu

56. Muhammad Isah Rumu

57. Muhammad Muhammad Magasa

58. Muhammed Hassan

59. Musa Ibrahim

60. Mustapha Mariam Bukola

61. Na’abba Fatima Ghali

62. Nagode Abdulrahman

63. Nasreen Mamman-Daura

64. Odelola Oyekunle Isimenme

65. Okocha Uzoma Meshark

66. Olajide Tolani Kudirat

67. Olawunmi Adedoyin Kayode

68. Omitokun Omolola Temitope

69. Omoile Kingsley Ucheka

70.Onoja Uwane Jessica

71. Oruche Chukwudubem Godwin

72. Owoade Adedamola Kazeem

73. Princewill Eva

74. Rabiu Musa Mbulo

75. Sadik Uba Sule

76. Sadiq Inuwa Baba

77. Salami Bashirat Omolola

78. Samaila Shehu

79. Shima Kuma

80. Solomon Ezra Monde

81. Sunday John Momoh

82. Taslim Ganiyu Olalekan

83. Temitope Adeola Odunowo

84. Titilayo Tola Olowoniyi

85. Ukute Patrick Ewere

86.Usman Buba Jalo

87. Yahaya Sani

88. Yakub Umar Yakub

89. Yamani Sanusi

90. Yinusa Bilikis Orekuleyin

91.  Yisa Daniel Nma


  1. Corruption walking on two legs in a government that only sell fake anti-corruption as its reason to continue having the seat?!

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