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July 4, 2015 – Northern Youths Defend President Buhari For Giving Appointments To Northerners

NYIF RESPONDS IN DEFENCE OF PMB APPOINTMENTS.

The Northern Youths Intellectual-Advocacy Forum expresses its altar dismay as regards barrage of criticism and attack on PMB following some key appointments into his government.
While criticism is allowed in any democratic setting, it is of paramount importance individual and groups do it constructively without calling names, as most of the appointments are in line with constitutional requirement. Integrity, Competency and trust remains the key bases for PMB appointment and not tribalism as portray in the print and social media.

PMB must first and foremost be alive to govern Nigerians, and this explains why he must appoint his loyalist and trust-worthy, and for those crying woe to high heaven on account of election defeat fail to put into consideration our political antecedent.

SECURITY:
Appointments of past Nigeria DGs of SSS from 1999 to date. The appointments are made based on trust and competence. Let us take a critical look at the following list of past appointments on DG DSS so we would know if the president is biased or not.

LIST OF DG SSS from 1999 To Date….
1. President Olusegun Obasanjo (1999-2007). Region – South- West. DG SSS – Colonel Kayode Are. Region – South- West.
2. President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua (2007-2010). Region – North. DG SSS – Afakariya Gadzama. Region – North.
3. President Goodluck Jonathan (2010-2015). Region – South- South. DG SSS – Ita Ekpenyong . Region – South-South.
4. President – Muhammadu Buhari (2015-2019). Region – North. DG SSS – Lawal Daura. Region – North.

ECONOMY:

Nigerians should not forget in a hurry the list of Formal President Jonathan’ cabinet. Madam Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, Minister of Finance and Coordinating Economy (Southerner) Dieziani Madueke, Petroleum Minister (Southerner) Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, Secretary General of the Federation (Southerner) Chinedu Nebo, Minister of Power (Southerner) Osita Chidoka, Minister of Aviation (Southerner) Godwin Emefiele, CBN Governor (Southerner) Peter Obi, DG, Security and Exchange Commission took over from Arunma Oteh all of Southerners, General Azubuike Ihejirika – Chief of Army Staff, (Southerner).

I could go on but let me stop here for the assessment and implication of the above lists is that Jonathan make sure anything to do with our economy was entrusted in the hands of the southerners, whilst leaving them to loot our economy to a standstill of red alert, our economy depends on crude no doubt about that, thus no body knew the amount of barrels that goes out, and sold Madam Ngozi Iweala could frame up any figure with her eloquent grammar and the Oga at the CBN could cover them with his fiscal policy of weak Naira to the amazement of dwindling economy, and this is the more reason Sanusi Lamido Sanisi, the then CBN Governor and now Revered Emir of Kano was removed.

I need not remind us of how juicy Power sector, Aviation, Security and Exchange Commission, and the position of SGF are to Nigeria Economy? In addition to 13% derivation fee accruing to the Oil Producing States, there is Ministry of Niger/Delta, NDDC, Payment for Pipeline Protection, and the list is endless. Of course what did we get? Impunity, collapse economy, widespread discontent, dispel, perpetual darkness, snailing educational sector with unending strike, terrorism, kidnapping, cultism, arm robbery and above all corruption. In fact corruption was the apple-eye of the government with all the care and attention it could get, as corruption was regarded as mere stealing or corruption not stealing yet $20 million could grow wing overnight and disappeared from our treasury.

It is shocking to imagine these individuals criticizing the PMB administration hitherto lives in Nigeria yet see nothing wrong with Jonathan’s appointments, but could see a million and one reasons to personally attack PMB.
You do not plant Cassava and expect to reap beans. Those complaining about every single move of PMB never voted for him in the first place, especially the Southerners but are quick to expect goodies from Heaven.

My advice for them is to wait for their time as they had squandered the golden opportunity given to them through formal President Jonathan, more so that PMB is yet name his cabinet.

So far so good PMB one month has position Nigeria to greatness, Olisah Metu could cry as much as he can but my advise for him is to save his tears for the raining day where prisons in Nigeria shall be filled to the capacity, and if he thought blackmail, baseless accusation would deter PMB from carrying out his statutory responsibility in the probing of Jonathan corrupt led-government he may as well re-think and meet Lai Mohammed for proper orientation, as the job of opposition goes beyond rhetoric and mere accusation of every policy of government.

[By ABDUL YAHAYA ORUMA, President NYIF (oruma4real2005@yahoo.com)]

11 Comments

11 Comments

  1. Jide Adeoye

    July 4, 2015 at 7:22 AM

    u hv said well

  2. Think naija

    July 4, 2015 at 8:03 AM

    Gud point my bro.if d southerner lik let dem go shut their mouth or go to Lagos *****

  3. mae

    July 4, 2015 at 9:32 AM

    #think naija till 2019…

  4. Bench

    July 4, 2015 at 11:17 AM

    Buhari is akudaya. I turn I see am I turn I no see am again. Wahala.

  5. KOLEOSHO

    July 4, 2015 at 1:24 PM

    @Abdul Yahaya Oruma, I disagree with you when you lump the entire South together as having not vote for Buhari. As much as I agree with you in the appointment of Director of DSS being a Northerner because others before Buhari did same however. I sence a bit of hypocracy in that skewed analysis because Buhari couldn’t have become President of Nigeria with votes coming from only the north. Infact the port that brewed Buhari’s Presidential successes was constructed in the same Southern parts of Nigeria you seem not to recognise in your write-up. Its just good to give credit where it’s due and not behave as though Nigeria is one homogeneous country where divergent opinions do not matter. Buhari was voted for in the hope he’ll bring change to Nigeria, its too early to begin to fan the flame of tribal supremacy as your writing seem to suggest, there’s absolutely no need to open that door of regional segregations now because historical, physical and human developmental statistics will never go in favour of the north, even for the next 100 years; hense the north’s over-reliance on Federal Character policy in Nigeria.

    • KOLEOSHO

      July 4, 2015 at 10:09 PM

      CORRECTIONS: “The pot that brewed Buhari’s Presidential successes was constructed in the Southern Nigeria you seemed not to recognise in your write-up”

  6. OmoKehinde

    July 4, 2015 at 7:41 PM

    Thank you so much brother Abdul Yahaya Oruma for your informative contribution with the regards to PMB appointment of Mr. Lawal Daura as the new DG of SSS. I guessed that Those who are crying fouls like crying babies were not in Nigeria when OBJ and President Jonathan appointed people from their tribe or region for the same position. Nigerian people have voted for a patriotic, honest, competent and a man of great integrity to lead and restores our nation from the brink of self destruction due to corruption, embezzlement, money laundering operations, mismanagement, bribery, and national security failure. My advice for all Nigeria regardless of your tribes, religious, culture and language is to give PMB chance and time to deliver the dividend of democracy to millions of suffering Nigerian people. I believe that with our prayers, support, and contributions to the good of this nation, PMB will not fall nor disappoint us all. May God help him, his vice, all the state governors,and other elected officials to help govern our people with the love and fear of God Almighty. This is not time to play evil and destruction cards of tribalism and religious sentiment.

  7. KOLEOSHO

    July 4, 2015 at 10:10 PM

    CORRECTIONS: “The pot that brewed Buhari’s Presidential successes was constructed in the Southern Nigeria you seemed not to recognise in your write-up”

  8. Omokehinde

    July 5, 2015 at 7:31 AM

    Omo Iyami KOLEOSHO, you are absolutely right, but that is not the basis of this argument. My brother, is too early to judge PMB presidency and appointments based on tribal sentiment. We must give this great Nigerian some time and space to rebuild our shattered image abroad, restore our collapsing economy, deal with many years of corruption that is killing our nation, and rebuilding a strong national security team that will destroy all the activities of Boko Haram. I believe that OPMB also UNDERSTAND your own side of the argument better, and my hope is that he treats all Nigerians the same regardless of their voting history, tribes, language and religous. Ose omoya mi toto

    • Leke

      August 20, 2015 at 12:55 AM

      Omokehinde, I’m certain that you are a genuine person and it is reflective of your write up and thoughts. Whilst I won’t very much question PMB’s credentials I will question his sense of Judgement in respect of appointment. In a plural Country such as ours you must pay all means mix competence, ability and diversity to arrive at appointing people and it must also be part of his he delivers Governance. If we continue to just maintain the the Comptence and Anti Corruption mantra is the be it and end all of these Government I’m afraid that it will fail. Skewed appoints regardless of its noble ideals will elicit the following feeling ( which is only natural) A feeling of superiority by those that are in the majority in Government, A feeling of inferiority by those that are not participating, it will breed nepotism we either like it or not ( you are bound to help those that you know either in appointment or dishing out contracts) it will breed another form but quiet/silent corruption, it will bring back the old days of North vs South.,

  9. observation

    August 29, 2015 at 11:27 PM

    mr president NYIF,from ur centimental writeup,u keep mentioning SOUTHERN MINISTERS bt mind u PMB have not appointed ministers yet…i was tinking u wil come up wit equivocal list of cabinet members of GEJ as against PMB…hey avoid supperimposin d subject with a derailing assertions

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