Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife, a former Governor of Anambra State, has said Pres. Buhari’s appointment of Dr. Ibe Kachikwu to head NNPC was not enough to satisfy the Igbos. The new NNPC’s GMD is from the Igbo-speaking part of
Delta State. But Ezeife insists that the appointment did not undo the alleged lopsidedness of President Buhari’s appointments so far.
He said, “It is not atonement for the many neglects and insults that have happened with the National Security and Civil Defence Corps, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency and other agencies. How would a President appoint people into key positions in Nigeria, yet none of them is Igbo? What kind of thing is that?
If Buhari wants to ignore federal character, we are not begging him for any appointment. And it is good for us to know where we belong and make appropriate adjustments. It is not a matter of whether Nigeria appreciates us or not. If they think we have done enough and we should go, there is more where what we brought to Nigeria came from.
It came from God and we are not going to throw it away. If we go away, we leave with it. We like Nigeria, but one cannot insult and treat a group as if they don’t exist. On merit, we have the best people in Nigeria and that is not boasting. On motivation, it is the same thing. ”….. even my goatee is d whitest and longest in Nigerian n perhaps Africa…..