The Yoruba socio-cultural group, called Afenifere, has slammed President Muhammadu Buhari for his alleged bias in the allocation of ministerial posts.
The group claimed that among all the six geopolitical zones in the country, the North-West, including Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara States, had the highest number of ministers.
The National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, who spoke to newsmen on Wednesday described the appointment as an act of sectionalism on the part of the president, declaring that the positions were not equally distributed.
Odumakin added that these appointments have now affirmed the position of critics, who have accused Buhari's administration of nepotism.
“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 an upper way. So, that is the next level. Welcome to the next level,” he said.
Below is a list of the nine cabinet members from the north-west region.
• Suleiman Adamu (Jigawa State), Minister of Water Resources.
• Zainab Ahmed (Kaduna State), Minister of Finance.
• Muhammad Mahmood (Kaduna State), Minister of Environment.
• Sabo Nanono (Kano State), Minister of Agriculture and Development.
• 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.
• Sadiya Umar Faruk (Zamfara State), Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.