The Presidency has released a full list of all the appointments made by President Muhammadu Buhari since he assumed office on May 29, 2015.
This followed a story by the Business Day claiming 80 percent of Buhari’s appointees are from the north.
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina who released the list of 159 appointees on Saturday night had criticised the neswpaper, calling it misleading, biased and unprofessional.
“Here is an updated table of President Muhammadu Buhari’s appointments, disproving the allegations of lopsidedness,” the presidential spokesperson said while forwarding the list to journalists.
In the list, Adesina identified (in red letters) appointees he said BusinessDay left out of a
list of 100 it recently published.
“To claim, suggest or attempt to insinuate that the President’s appointments are tilted in favour of a section of the country is simply untrue and certainly uncharitable,” he said.
In the visual analysis Adesina provided earlier, the graph shows that Ogun state has the highest number of appointments with 21, followed by Imo and Kano states with 15 each, and Edo and the president’s home state of Katsina with 14 each.
The Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, has no appointee — the worst case; while Ebonyi and Abia have two each, Kebbi has three, while Zamfara, Sokoto, Oyo, Enugu, Ekiti and Akwa Ibom have four each.
Below is the full list of all appointment the president has ever made since 2015.