Appointment Of Igbo As NNPC MD Not Enough – Ezeife

Chukwuemeka Ezeife, the former Anambra state governor, is sure that appointment of Ibe Kachikwu as the managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is an insufficient move for President Muhammadu Buhari to prove his loyalty to the Igbo people. Recall that the presidency said in a recent statement: “The appointment of Dr. Ibe Kachikwu and Engr. Dennis Ajulu as Group Managing Director, and Group Executive Director, Exploration and Production of the NNPC, respectively, and enlistment of Enugu Airport among those to be upgraded, are clear indication and demonstration that Mr President bears no grudge against Ndigbo for not voting for him.” According to The Punch, reacting to the statement of the ruling party, Ezeife lamented that the presidency underestimated the Igbos. Find the emotional response below: “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? “On merit, we have the best people in Nigeria and that is not boasting. On motivation, it is the same thing. 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.” In a recent development, the apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, also accused President Buhari of not showing a warm attitude towards the Igbo people . One of the argument was the appointment of five service chiefs, with no Igbo among them.


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