You Didn’t Protest When Buhari Appointed Surveyor General From South West – Shehu Sani

Shehu Sani, a former Kaduna Senator ha reacted to the uproar that greeted the appointment of a new Inspector General of Police by President Buhari.

It will be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday afternoon sacked former IGP, Mohammed Adamu and appointed a Deputy Inspector- General of Police, Usman Baba, as the acting Inspector- General of Police with immediate effect.

As a result, many Nigerians, especially the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, in a swift reaction, condemned the appointment, saying the injustice of the Federal Government was responsible for the growing agitations and insecurity in the South-East.

Consequently, while reacting, Sani who was obviously taunting the displeased group, seized the opportunity to remind the Ohaneze that neither its group nor the Arewas kicked against the appointment of a Surveyor General by President Buhari from the South West last year.

In his words, he said:

“Surveyor General of the Federation was appointed last year from the South West—Arewa and Ohaneze refused to protest or even object.”

It will be recalled that January last year, President Buhari has confirmed the appointment of Mr Taiwo Adeniran as the Surveyor-General of the Federation (SGOF).

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Also in 2916, the President approved the appointment of Bisi Adegbuyi as the Postmaster General/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria Postal Services.


Consequently, diverse reactions have continued to trail the new development, with many accusing the president of nepotism in his appointments which appeared to favour Northerners with juicy positions, while the south are left with less attractive ones.

However, others argued that tribalism should not be allowed to creep into appointments, as competency should be the major basis for assigning anyone into a position.

Below are some reactions:

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