The Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, on Wednesday carpeted President Muhammadu Buhari for allocating nine ministerial positions to the North-West part of the country.
Among the six geopolitical zones in the country, the North-west, which consists Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara states, have the highest number of ministers.
The nine cabinet members from the North-west include; Suleiman Adamu (Jigawa State), who was appointed Minister of Water Resources; Zainab Ahmed (Kaduna State), Minister of Finance; Muhammad Mahmood (Kaduna State), Minister of Environment; and Sabo Nanono (Kano State), Minister of Agriculture and Development.
Others are Major General Bashir Salihi Magashi (Kano State), Minister of Defence; Hadi Sirika (Katsina State), Minister of Aviation; Abubakar Malami (Kebbi State), Minister of Justice; Maigarai Dingyadi (Sokoto State), Minister of Police Affairs; and Sadiya Umar Faruk (Zamfara State), Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.
Afenifere through it National Publicity Secretary, Yinka Odumakin, who spoke to newsmen in Lagos, on Wednesday, described the appointments as an act of “sectionalism on the part of the President”.
He said the appointment was a confirmation of several critics’ position that Buhari was bias in his dealings since he became Nigeria president.
“That is next level of sectionalism in your face, and incorrigibility.
“There have been complaints about all these things since the first term.
“Now, it has been done in super way. So, that is the next level. Welcome to the next level,” he said.