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Kachikwu’s Appointment Not Enough To Correct Buhari’s Lopsided Appointments – Ezeife

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EzeifeA former Governor of Anambra State in the defunct Third Republic, Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife, has said President Muhammadu Buhari’s appointment of Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu as Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, was not enough to assuage the South-East.
The new NNPC boss is from the Igbo-speaking part of Delta State.
Reacting to reports that Buhari’s appointment of Kachikwu has corrected the alleged marginalization of the Igbos under the present administration, Ezeife insisted that the appointment did not undo the alleged lopsidedness of the president’s appointments so far.
“It is not atonement for the many neglects and insults that have happened with the National Security and Civil Defence Corps, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency and other agencies. How would a President appoint people into key positions in Nigeria, yet none of them is Igbo? What kind of thing is that?
“On merit, we have the best people in Nigeria and that is not boasting. On motivation, it is the same thing. If Buhari wants to ignore federal character, we are not begging him for any appointment.
“And it is good for us to know where we belong and make appropriate adjustments. It is not a matter of whether Nigeria appreciates us or not. If they think we have done enough and we should go, there is more where what we brought to Nigeria came from. It came from God and we are not going to throw it away. If we go away, we leave with it. We like Nigeria, but one cannot insult and treat a group as if they don’t exist”, the ex-governor said in an interview with SUNDAY PUNCH.
Ezeife described as unfortunate, the ethnic segregation in the country, pointing out that if a person from one region disagrees with another, there should be a less vindictive way of expressing it.
He also lamented the development in the House of Representatives, where every region except the South-East got a principal position.
“I have found that only a very insignificant minority of the Igbo people are saying that they have packed all their eggs in one basket; voting or no voting for any person has not been of consequence to our people. They went for elections and voted as they should and they are proud of it; they can repeat same tomorrow”, he added.

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  1. Mohammed Saqab illiyasu

    August 9, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    My dear Igbor elite leader pls leave Mr president to choose who ever he likes to move this country forward.we Nigerians are tired of your elitist complain haba,must the president appoint your type as we’ve seen during last dispensation where your type surrounded Jonah & destroyed his govt by looting the nation dry. Pls let us be jo.

  2. Yahaya Slach Hassan

    August 9, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    Nigerians are no longer interested in federal character that does not really produce the best but satisfy certain region. Our concern should be getting the best people in respect of tribe, religion or region that will move this country forward. Federal character to me has done this county well. We can’t do the same thing and expect different result. Pls allow PMB to effect the desired change which we are already the impact. God Bless Naija.

  3. chika ohaeri

    August 9, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    What mr ezeife said absolutly truth, I like his coment

  4. okafor charles

    August 9, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    the Abokis will like PMB style because he is their like. but let them know that wat comes around goes around when it will be their turn let them not complain. As for we Igbo’s we are up to the task. no shaking we made it after the biafran war. we are not afraid of any aboki & his useless appointment.

  5. MOG

    August 9, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    Nigerians listen and listen well, no one has the power to change a person, the power is in your hands. Thank God the igbos have known this truth long time ago and are working hard, unlike some who want 2 rely on government

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Fayemi Presents Over N109 billion As Budget Estimate For 2021

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Fayemi Presents Over N109 billion As Budget Estimate For 2021

Governor Fayemi

Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi has presented the proposed budget for the 2021 fiscal year in the State.

The Governor on Monday presented a budget estimate of over N109 billion for the 2021 fiscal year.

Governor Fayemi, while presenting the budget at the State House of Assembly complex yesterday in Ado-Ekiti described the 2021 budget as “Budget of Recovery and Economic Restoration.”

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The budget has a recurrent expenditure of N57, 997,898,982.62k while the capital expenditure has N51, 668,386,739.99k.

Fayemi, said the budget proposal presented contains the policy thrust, programmes, and vision of his administration for 2021, saying efforts shall be made to source the needed resources to fund the budget.

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National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over ‘Disappointing, Empty’ Speech – PDP

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National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over 'Disappointing, Empty' Speech – PDP
National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over 'Disappointing, Empty' Speech – PDP

Muhammadu Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has blasted President Muhammadu Buhari over his nationwide broadcast over the ongoing #EndSARS protest rocking the country.

Recall that Buhari in his speech called for an end to the protest, adding that his government had already accepted and started implementing demands of the protesters.

He, however, failed to acknowledge the shooting of protesters by soldiers of the Nigerian Army at the Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.

Also Read: President Muhammadu Buhari’s speech – Full text

Reacting in a statement on Thursday night by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbodinyan, the PDP said Buhari’s address was depressing and failed empathy test.

The party appealed to Nigerians, particularly the youth, to remain calm and allow a return to normal life in the collective quest for peaceful co-existence in the overall interest of the nation.

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PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria

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PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria

PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the killing of peaceful #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos.

This was contained in a statement titled “EndSARS- Lekki Massacre,” signed by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, late on Tuesday.

Ologbodiyan said, “The Peoples Democratic Party, condemns in very strong terms, the killing of peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos as well as other parts of our country.

Also Read: Shehu Sani Condemns Shooting Of #EndSARS Protesters At Lekki Toll Gate

“It is shocking that security agents and, in some cases, thugs, were reportedly deployed to end the lives of promising Nigerians. This, to say the least, is saddening.

“Those responsible for the heinous murder of the innocent and harmless Nigerians must account for their nefarious acts.

“The PDP calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately direct an end to these wanton killings across our nation.

 

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