Afenifere, the Yoruba socio-cultral group, has comdemed the ministerial nomination of president Mohamudu Buhari, in the ministries, with nine ministers from the north-western part of the country.
North-West which comprises of; Jigawa, Kastina, Zamfara, Kano, Kebbi and Sokoto, have the highest number of ministers among the six geopolitical zones in the country.
The 9 members appointed ministers from this geopolitical zone include; Suleiman Adam from Jigawa State, he was appointed as minister of Water Resource; Sanbo Nanono from Kano State, minister of Agriculture and Development; Zaniab Ahmed from Kaduna State, minister of Finace; Muhammad Mahmood from Kaduna State, Minister of Environment; Hadi Sirika from Kastina State, Minister of Aviation; Abubakar Malami from Kebi State, Minister of Justice; Major General Bashir Salihi Magashi from Kano State, Minister of Defence; Maigarai Dyngyadi from Sokoto State, Minister of Police Affairs; and Sadiyat Umar Faruk from Zamfara State, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs Social Development and Disaster Management.
The Afenifere National Publicity Secretary, Yinka Odumakin, on Wednesday, August 21, described the appointments as an act of “sectionalisim on the part of the President”.
He accused Buhari of nepotism, saying the appointment confirmed the position of critics.
” This is next level in sectionalism in your face, and incorrigibility.
“There have been complaints about this thing since the first term.
“Now, it has been done in super way. So that is the next level, welcome to the next level”; he said.