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Full list of appointments made so far by President Buhari and their states of origin


Below is a list of all appointees made so far by president Buhari and their states of origin

1. Aide de Camp to president: Lt. Col Abubakar Lawal, [Kano State, North-West]

2. Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to the president: Femi Adesina, [Osun State, South-West].

3. Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity: Garba Shehu, [Kano State, North-West].

4. State Chief of Protocol/Special Assistant (Presidential Matters): Lawal Abdullahi Kazaure, [Jigawa State, North-West].

5. Accountant General of the Federation: Ahmed Idris [Kano State, North-West}

6. National Security Adviser: Babagana Monguno [Borno State, North-East]

7. Chief of Defence Staff, Abayomi Olonishakin, [Ekiti State, South-West]

8. Chief of Army Staff: Tukur Buratai, [Borno State, North-East]

9. Chief of Naval Staff: Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas, [Cross Rivers, South-South]

10. Chief of Air Staff, Sadique Abubakar, [Bauchi State, North-East]

11. Chief of Defence Intelligence: Monday Riku Morgan [Benue State, North-Central]

12. Director General, State Security Services, SSS: Lawal Daura, [Katsina State, North-West]

13. Acting Chairperson, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Amina Zakari, [Jigawa State, North-West]

14. Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA: Habibu Abdulahi [Kano State, North-West]

15. Special Adviser, Niger Delta Amnesty Office: Paul Boroh, [Bayelsa State, South-South]

16. Acting Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration, Safety and Security Agency, NIMASA: Baba Haruna Jauro [Yobe State, North-East]

17. Executive Vice Chairman/ Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Communications Commission: Umaru Dambatta [Kano State, North-West]

18. Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS: Babatunde Fowler, [Lagos State, South-West]

19. Director General, Budget Office of the Federation: Aliyu Gusau, [Zamfara State, North-West]

20. Engr. Babachir David Lawal – Secretary to the Government of the Federation{Adamawa state}

21. Alhaji Abba Kyari – Chief of Staff to the President{Borno state}

22. Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (rtd.) – Comptroller-General, Nigerian Customs Service{Nassarawa state}

23. Mr. Kure Martin Abeshi – Comptroller-General, Nigerian Immigration Service{Nassarawa state}

24. Senator Ita S.J. Enang – SSA to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate) (Akwa Ibom}

25. Emmanuel Kachikwu- Group MD NNPC {Delta state}

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  1. Buhari’s Appointments: Ethnicity Or
    Comfortability By Princewill Odidi
    Ethnicity plays such a major part in
    the consciousness of Nigerians so
    much that, once a list of appointees
    are released, as most Nigerians go
    through the list, instead of accessing
    the strength of the individuals, they
    immediately attempt to group the
    appointees by ethnicity, religion or
    Is Muhammadu Buhari an ethnic
    bigot? I would rather argue, that
    ethnicity may not be at the back of
    his mind when these appointments
    are made, rather in putting together
    his core team, he goes for colleagues,
    and professionals most of whom he is
    comfortable with, who only happen to
    be northerners by tribe. Definitely, it
    is not a northern agenda as some
    have opined, I would prefer to call it
    “comfort level appointments”.
    Comfort level appointments are not
    new all over the world. Remember
    more than 20 Harvard Law School
    classmates of Barack Obama where in
    his transition team and later made his
    initial government. Did Americans cry
    over the fact he appointed mostly his
    classmates? No. Also, the world of
    Chicago politics produced his most
    influential advisers, including chief
    campaign strategist David Axelrod
    and businesswoman Valerie Jarrett. So
    you can see that most leaders, upon
    assuming office, appoint people
    closest to them.
    Why should Buhari be viewed
    differently? Fortunately, most people
    in Buharis inner circles, majority
    happen to be Northerners, not by
    choice, but by birth. Do we really
    need to hold that against them?
    Ethnicity plays the same role as
    classmate’s relationships.
    Let’s take on David Cameron, British
    Prime Minister, he surrounded himself
    with his classmates from Eton College.
    His core advisers were a clique, a
    network of friends — the friends he
    made at school, friends he made at
    university. So Presidents and leaders,
    starting their governments with their
    close friends and aides is nothing
    Also, lets come back home.
    Remember, when Donald Duke
    brought his close friend


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