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Buhari’s Appointments Are Not Lopsided Says Jonathan’s Former-aide, Omokiri by dre11(m): 10:13am On Sep 08, 2015
Former Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan on New Media, Reno Omokri on Tuesday made a case for Buhari over the president’s alleged lopsided appointments saying appointments should be made on merit and not sectional interests.

Omokiri made the statement in his article titled As Buhari blazes the trail for merit.


Read his full article

Recently there was a big uproar about the appointments made by President Buhari. I disagreed with those who complained that the President’s appointment were lopsided.
Appointments should not be made on the basis of ethnicity, region or religion.Appointments should be made strictly on merit!

As far as I am concerned, the President can appoint all his appointees from the same state as long as they are the best Nigeria has to offer.
In 2013, Nigeria won the Africa Cup of Nations. That victory was only possible because we selected our best players.

A large proportion of the squad were from the Southeast and Southsouth including Vincent Enyeama, Austin Ejide, Chigozie Agbim, Joseph Yobo, Elderson Echiejile, Kenneth Omuero, Efe Ambrose, Azubuike Egwuekwe, Godfrey Oboabona, Mikel Obi, Reuben Gabriel, Nosa Igiebor, Obiora Nwankwo, Brown Ideye, Ogenyi Onazi, while Ejike Uzoenyi, Victor Moses, Ikechukwu Uche, Sunday Mba and Emmanuel Emenike.
Nobody complained that this squad was lopsided because we knew these were our best and if we wanted to win we had to present our best. At the end of the day they brought home the cup and that was all that mattered.

In the same vein, nobody should complain about where Buhari’s appointees come from. What we should insist on is that they are appointed on the basis of merit and that at the end of 2019 they must bring home the cup by giving Nigerians good governance that will yield tangible democracy dividends.
Nigerians are always quick to say the problem with Nigeria is corruption, but I am not so sure it is.
Corruption is a symptom of the problem but it in itself is not the problem.

Corruption is the catarrh coming out of Nigeria’s nose. If you experience catarrh you do not treat it by merely cleaning your nose. The discharge will just keep coming because you are treating the symptom not the cause.
The way to treat catarrh is by treating its root cause which is the common cold.

What is the common cold that is causing the discharge of mucous from Nigerians nose?
In my humble opinion, it is quota system and the principle of federal character.
Federal character and quota system are the root cause of corruption in Nigeria.
As long as ethnicity is the yardstick for admitting children into schools or recruiting adults into the civil service, we will never have a merit driven system and where we do not have a merit driven system, the end result will be corruption.
President Muhammadu Buhari means well in his anti corruption battle, but if a civil servant has to report to someone who is less qualified than him and who only got his position because of quota system or federal character, his morale would be low and he will not be committed and when opportunity presents itself to be corrupt, that civil servant will seize it and he will not feel sorry or guilty.

As long as there is no level playing field in Nigeria, none of our anti corruption efforts will work. We will merely be cleaning rye discharge of mucous from our nose. There cannot be a successful anti corruption war in the midst of social injustice.
Nigerians are not by nature correct. It is the Nigerian system that is by nature corrupt.
The other day the Federal Ministry of Education released cut off marks for unity schools and the cut off Mark for one state is 138 out of 200 while the cut off mark for another state is 4 out of 200.

This is not a joke! This is a reality in modern day Nigeria in the year 2015 and I kid you not!
Right there and then Nigeria has planted the seed of corruption in the heart of the child from the 138/200 state and the seed of entitlement in the heart of the child from the 4/200 state.
Any system that is not built on merit cannot but be corrupt. It is a fact of life and those who do not like this inconvenient truth can get as angry as they like with me and people like me, but that will not change the truth.

Whether we like to say it or not or whether we choose to pretend it does not exist, the truth remains that so many groups in Nigeria feel alienated by quota system and federal character.

We have grand plans as a nation of being amongst the top 20 biggest economies of the world by 2020, but which of the countries amongst the current top 20 economies has a system like ours?
The answer is none.
The G 7 nations of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States along with their partner nations of China and Russia are constantly competing with each other in the areas of early childhood to high school education.
If the educational pass rates of children in America is slipping when compared to that of other nations in the G-7, it will become a major electoral issue.
The influential Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) releases a regular triennial study of global education systems and these nations keenly compete to outdo each other in these rankings.

Now, how can Nigeria expect to join their ranks and compete internationally when we do not even allow fair competition domestically?
Are we going to write a letter to the G-7 or the OECD telling them that is not fair to expect us to compete with them and ask them to lower the standards for us?

Merit is the way. No, I take that back. Merit is the ONLY way. And I thank God that we have a President with the foresight to base his appointments solely on merit.

That is a beginning, now we must ensure that merit is also applied to admission into government schools and recruitments into the public service.

http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/09/buharis-appointments-omokiri/

cc lalasticlala

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Re: Buhari’s Appointments Are Not Lopsided Says Jonathan’s Former-aide, Omokiri by Ask4bigneyo(m): 10:13am On Sep 08, 2015
My very FTC this early Tuesday.....Seun i dey expect my alert ooo
Newly discovered style of begging for post from Sai Boohary!
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BTW

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Re: Buhari’s Appointments Are Not Lopsided Says Jonathan’s Former-aide, Omokiri by Uncleodi(m): 10:14am On Sep 08, 2015
If I hear!

The guy is obviously looking for appointment with style..

My 2nd front page this week...is it a sign that I may be given an appointment?

Abeg hit like for me joor

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Re: Buhari’s Appointments Are Not Lopsided Says Jonathan’s Former-aide, Omokiri by xertyy: 10:15am On Sep 08, 2015
HMMM
Re: Buhari’s Appointments Are Not Lopsided Says Jonathan’s Former-aide, Omokiri by colossus2: 10:16am On Sep 08, 2015
Rhino of all people shocked

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Re: Buhari’s Appointments Are Not Lopsided Says Jonathan’s Former-aide, Omokiri by GabrielSuswam(m): 10:16am On Sep 08, 2015
Even the Chief Tanoid/Wailer knows what's good for our dear country..

Nairaland Wailers, How Market?


Continue Wailing like the pix attached

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Re: Buhari’s Appointments Are Not Lopsided Says Jonathan’s Former-aide, Omokiri by Demmocrats(m): 10:17am On Sep 08, 2015
I see the qualities of God in my sai buhari that's why I love him.



Appointment should be based on merits



Even the opposition party knew that it was because they were not giving positions to people who merited it that brought there down fall. The opposition where busy imposing candidates


It takes a wise man to applaud your rival and commend him for areas that you where weak his strong and it takes the wisdom from God to do that.


God said when your ways pleases him your enemies will be at peace with you that's why reno is at peace with him.


My sai baba is truly from God


Sai buhari

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Re: Buhari’s Appointments Are Not Lopsided Says Jonathan’s Former-aide, Omokiri by VirginScrotum: 10:18am On Sep 08, 2015
I just enjoy the way everyone is falling in line under this new government. At this rate, only Barcanista and FFK will vote PDP in 2019.

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Re: Buhari’s Appointments Are Not Lopsided Says Jonathan’s Former-aide, Omokiri by lurther: 10:19am On Sep 08, 2015
And Reno Omokri concluded this article in a very fantastic way. In his words:


'That is a beginning, now we must ensure that merit is also applied to admission into government schools and recruitments into the public service.'

Please, let there be this same merit in the educational system and also public service.

Buhari! Reno Omokri is saying that, you can appoint whom ever you want politically because it is within your prerogative as the constitution demands for you to appoint those competent in your eyes. But, he also stated at the end that, this merit should be applied in all spheres of our life in Nigeria like in the educational sector, health sector, public sector, technologically-wise.

So! Let the competition of merit begin in the country. We shall see who will bulge, now that federal character has been thrown to the Bin.

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Re: Buhari’s Appointments Are Not Lopsided Says Jonathan’s Former-aide, Omokiri by Imortal001(m): 10:19am On Sep 08, 2015
Sai chanji!

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Re: Buhari’s Appointments Are Not Lopsided Says Jonathan’s Former-aide, Omokiri by VirginScrotum: 10:19am On Sep 08, 2015
Look at NDDC. All Southerners. All looters.

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Re: Buhari’s Appointments Are Not Lopsided Says Jonathan’s Former-aide, Omokiri by dre11(m): 10:21am On Sep 08, 2015
In my humble opinion, it is quota system and the principle of federal character.
Federal character and quota system are the root cause of corruption in Nigeria.

As long as ethnicity is the yardstick for admitting children into schools or recruiting adults into the civil service, we will never have a merit driven system and where we do not have a merit driven system, the end result will be corruption.

I can't believe Reno omokari will say that at the emboldened...... And this is the reality
Federal character and quota system breeds corruption.

Let merit takes its place

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Re: Buhari’s Appointments Are Not Lopsided Says Jonathan’s Former-aide, Omokiri by Nobody: 10:23am On Sep 08, 2015
Okay, I'm confused lipsrsealed

And I thank God that we have a President with the foresight to base his appointments solely on merit.

So before we didn't have??

The thing be like dream for my eyes

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Re: Buhari’s Appointments Are Not Lopsided Says Jonathan’s Former-aide, Omokiri by Mutuwa(m): 10:24am On Sep 08, 2015
smiley

the truth is always sweet.

Do you know a good number of problems in the world would disappear if we talked to each other instead of talking about each other?

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Re: Buhari’s Appointments Are Not Lopsided Says Jonathan’s Former-aide, Omokiri by Paschal001: 10:27am On Sep 08, 2015
Ok
Re: Buhari’s Appointments Are Not Lopsided Says Jonathan’s Former-aide, Omokiri by BlackrulesDworld(m): 10:28am On Sep 08, 2015
I hope your aspirations should be met by booari. Because i know you talking for self and not the citizens

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Re: Buhari’s Appointments Are Not Lopsided Says Jonathan’s Former-aide, Omokiri by midolian(m): 10:34am On Sep 08, 2015
Interesting grin

Lalasticlala

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Re: Buhari’s Appointments Are Not Lopsided Says Jonathan’s Former-aide, Omokiri by Abbycite(m): 10:36am On Sep 08, 2015
If we base everything on merit in dis country......I fear the north will be at d receiving end......

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Re: Buhari’s Appointments Are Not Lopsided Says Jonathan’s Former-aide, Omokiri by QuotaSystem: 10:36am On Sep 08, 2015
Is Omokri just waking up or has he chosen today to declare he was Jonathan's sycophant?

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Re: Buhari’s Appointments Are Not Lopsided Says Jonathan’s Former-aide, Omokiri by dave2meek(m): 10:37am On Sep 08, 2015
Different strokes for different folks
Re: Buhari’s Appointments Are Not Lopsided Says Jonathan’s Former-aide, Omokiri by Nobody: 10:37am On Sep 08, 2015
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Re: Buhari’s Appointments Are Not Lopsided Says Jonathan’s Former-aide, Omokiri by obinnajr(m): 10:37am On Sep 08, 2015
WAIT.......... CONTINUE

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Re: Buhari’s Appointments Are Not Lopsided Says Jonathan’s Former-aide, Omokiri by tolexy007(m): 10:37am On Sep 08, 2015
Nice one coming from Omokiri, this how politics should be, being Opposition should not be for criticism of all the actions of the present gov, just like how Lai Mohammed and his APC goons did during GEJ administration......

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Re: Buhari’s Appointments Are Not Lopsided Says Jonathan’s Former-aide, Omokiri by alaoeri: 10:37am On Sep 08, 2015
Coming from a renowned TANoid shocked, hope minnows wailers like the chief protection seeker & his co travellers won't turn their back against their fellow comrade.

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Re: Buhari’s Appointments Are Not Lopsided Says Jonathan’s Former-aide, Omokiri by Dharniel(m): 10:38am On Sep 08, 2015
wailers would definitely ignore this thread...

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Re: Buhari’s Appointments Are Not Lopsided Says Jonathan’s Former-aide, Omokiri by adconline(m): 10:38am On Sep 08, 2015
I hope it's going to be OK when another leader excludes northerners from his political appointments??
Since federal xter is the problem, let GMB introduce a legistlation to NASS demanding to abolish it in JAMB, Unity Schools, Police, federal boards, Army, Civil Service, NASS leadership..

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Re: Buhari’s Appointments Are Not Lopsided Says Jonathan’s Former-aide, Omokiri by lordwyze(m): 10:39am On Sep 08, 2015
Hmmmmmn
Re: Buhari’s Appointments Are Not Lopsided Says Jonathan’s Former-aide, Omokiri by OrIandoOwoh(m): 10:39am On Sep 08, 2015
This is the kind of news my APC brothers love to read..Okiri knows full well that our presidiot likes "sweet mouth"..What other way can you give him sweet mouth than to tell him his appointments are not loop sided.

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Re: Buhari’s Appointments Are Not Lopsided Says Jonathan’s Former-aide, Omokiri by festusfeezy(m): 10:39am On Sep 08, 2015
As far as I am concerned, the President can appoint all his appointees from the same state as long as they are the best Nigeria has to offer.
In 2013, Nigeria won the Africa Cup of Nations. That victory was only possible because we selected our best players.

Is he bluffing or what
Re: Buhari’s Appointments Are Not Lopsided Says Jonathan’s Former-aide, Omokiri by Pavore9: 10:39am On Sep 08, 2015
If the best must get the spot they should stop punishing our kids for being brilliant by denying them admission into choice Federal Government Colleges all in the name of quota system! angry The North has chosen not to catch up academically and we are being made to pay for it!

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Re: Buhari’s Appointments Are Not Lopsided Says Jonathan’s Former-aide, Omokiri by phransix147(m): 10:40am On Sep 08, 2015
Hian!

FFK repent as well
Re: Buhari’s Appointments Are Not Lopsided Says Jonathan’s Former-aide, Omokiri by efilefun(m): 10:40am On Sep 08, 2015
Thank God not all Tanoids are brain dead, would have been a disaster to the nation.

NB: Where is Barcanista, has he deactivated his account or changed moniker Fellow wailers help us look for your chief

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