Buhari Has As Many Northern Appointments As Jonathan Had?

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President Muhammadu Buhari has being accused of lopsided appointments. But what about his predecessor Goodluck Jonathan?

Some see Buhari’s nominations as being favoritism, with him giving a majority of the appointments so far to Northerners.

In response to this some have defended by saying that under Jonathan the Northerners were also not given a fair shot at major posts.


Ex-president ran a general administration, and the incumbent leader of the nation to do the same. Competence, ability and integrity are not the sole preserve of any one region. The president should have a government that reproduces the variety of the great nation of Nigeria.

See the list of Northerners appointed under the previous government:

Vice President – Namadi Sambo, Kaduna state.

Senate President –David Mark, Niger state.

Speaker House of Reps – Aminu Tambuwal, Sokoto state.

Head of Service – Danladi Kifasi, Taraba state.

INEC Chairman – Attahiru Jega, Kebbi state.

Inspector General of Police – Suleiman Abba, Jigawa state.

Chief Justice of federation – Mahmud Muhammed, Taraba state.

President Court of Appeal – Zainab Adamu Bulkachuwa, Gombe state.

EFCC Chairman – Ibrahim Lamorde, Adamawa state.


Chief Judge Federal high court – Ibrahim Auta, Plateau state.

National Security Adviser – Sambo Dasuki, Sokoto state.

Chief of Defense Staff – Alex Badeh, Adamawa state.

Chief of Naval Staff – U.O Jibrin, Kogi state.

Comptroller General Customs – Abdulahhi Diko, Katsina state.

Comptroller General Immigration – David Shikfu Parradang, Plateau state.

Comptroller General Prisons  – Aminu A Suley, Bauchi state.

Defence Minister- Aliyu Gusau, Zamfara state.

Education Minister- Ibrahim Shekarau, Kano state.

MD Port Authority- Habibu Abdullahi, Kano state.

MD Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation – Alh Umaru Ibrahim, Kano state.

Buhari has made six new appointments on August 27, Thursday. The nominations caused uproar among Nigerians as

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