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Buhari Discriminates Against Northern Christians

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BuhariAre Northern Christians among the 97% who voted for Buhari? We know that Plateau and Benue states are predominantly Christian and there are sizable number

of Christians in Adamawa, Niger, Kwara, Nasarawa, Kaduna, Bauchi, Taraba, Borno, Yobe Kwara and Kogi states voted for Buhari, that enabled him win the Presidency. 

Image: President Muhammadu Buhari]

Why are the votes of Christians (only 2 out of 29 appointments of Northerners) not reflected in appointments of Northerners so far? 

Why are appointments from predominantly Christian states like Plateau given to only Muslims from the states? 

Are there no qualified Christians from the North that can meet Buhari’s “angelic” qualities for appointment? 

Are Northern Christians not northern enough in Buhari’s definition of Northerners?  

I raise these questions because of the obvious discrimination against Northern Christians who got only two out of the lopsided twenty-nine appointments of Northerners as shown below.

97% vote for Buhari (NORTH)  

1.) Ahmed Joda (North), head, Transition Committee; (Muslim)

2.) Adamu Adamu (North), secretary, Transition Committee; (Muslim)

3.) Lawal Daura (North), director-general, State Security Service (Muslim)

 4.) Amina Zakari (North), acting chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), (Muslim)

 5.) Mordecai Ladan (North), Head, Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) (Christian)

 6.) Ahmed Idris (North), accountant-general of the Federation (AGF) (Muslim)

 7.) Abdulrahman Mani (North), chief security officer (CSO) – Muslim,

 8.) Lawal Kazaure (North), state chief of protocol -Muslim

9.) Mohammed Abubakar, a lieutenant-colonel (North), ADC – Muslim

10.) Shehu Garba (North), senior special assistant (SSA) Media & Publicity- Muslim

11.) Major-General Babagana Monguno (rtd.)  National Security Adviser (North) – Muslim

  12.) Major-General T.Y. Buratai, Chief of Army Staff (North) – Muslim 

13.) Air Vice Marshal Sadique Abubakar Chief of Air Staff (North) -Muslim.

14.) Major Gen Iliya Abbah, Head, Multi-National Task Force on Boko Haram-Muslim

15.) Haruna Baba Jauro Director General NIMASA (North) – Muslim

16.) Alhaji Mohammed Kari, Chief Executive, National Insurance Commission (North)-Muslim

17.) Air Vice Marshal Monday Riku Morgan, Chief of Defence Intelligence (North) –Christian

18 Prof. Umaru Dambatta, National Communication Commission (North)-Muslim 

 19.) Dr. Maikanti Baru GED Exploration and Production Division, NNPC, North, Muslim   

20)  Mr. Isiaka Abdulrazaq, GED Finance and Services, NNPC, North (Muslim)

21.) Mr. Inuwa Ibrahim Waya – Managing Director, Hyson (North) Muslim

 22.) Mr. Abubakar Mai-Bornu, MD, NPDC (North) Muslim

23 Mr. Abdulkadir Saidu Managing Director of Duke Oil INTERNATIONAL OIL TRADING (North) Muslim

24.) Mele Kyari, Head of crude oil marketing, NNPC 

25.) Habibu Abdullahi, MD NPA (North) Muslim

26.) Ahmed Kuru, MD, AMCON (North) Muslim

27.) Aminu Ismail, ED, AMCON (North) Muslim 

28.) Mr. Aliyu Yahaya Gusau Director-General, Budget Office of the Federation (North) Muslim

 29) Mohammed Dikwa, Ag. Accountant General (North) Muslim

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