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ABU Alumni Dominate Buhari’s Cabinet by ijustdey: 3:54pm On Aug 18, 2019
When President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurates his cabinet on Wednesday, a group of people will stand out. They are the Alumni of the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in Kaduna State.

They attended the institution at different times, but fate and Buhari has brought them together as members of the Federal Executive Council, who will execute the Next Level Agenda of the Daura, Katsina State born retired general.

The journey to Wednesday’s historical date started on July 23, 2019, when, Buhari forwarded a list of 43 nominees to the Senate for screening and confirmation for appointment as ministers. Not willing to delay the screening of the long awaited nominees, the Senate immediately resolved to suspend its annual break for one week, in order to treat the list with dispatch before going on the long holiday.

However, beyond the peripheral glimpse on the ministerial list as forwarded to the apex legislative chamber for screening, Sunday Telegraph decided to take a deeper and critical look at other indices and compositions of the list. Doing this, it was observed that out of the 43 nominees, nine were nominated from the North West geopolitical zone while President Buhari allotted seven ministerial slots to the North East.

Also, the North Central, South West and South South all got equal ministerial slots of seven while only the South East geopolitical zone got the least slot of six appointees.

It is also important to note that while the North West has seven states and the largest among the six geopolitical zones of the country, the other four have six states, and only the South East has five states, a situation that has been a point of agitation for the disadvantaged region, as it seeks to get one additional state for a balance. Meanwhile, one striking issue of interest in the configuration of Buhari’s next cabinet ministers is that 13 of the 43 ministers-designate, representing 30.23 per cent are alumni of the reputed ABU.

A statistical breakdown of the number shows that four of the ministers-designate, representing 9.3 per cent who are products of the ABU, are from the Boko Haram insurgency stricken North East zone of the country.

The appointees from this zone are Mohammed Musa Bello (Adamawa), who is the immediate past Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, and Adamu Adamu (Bauchi), who is the immediate past Minister of Education.

Other ABU Alumi in the list of the recently confirmed ministerial appointees are Ambassador Maryam Katagum (Bauchi) and Mustapha Baba Shehuri, who hails from Borno State. Ambassador Katagum obtained a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English and a Graduate Certificate in Education at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1976 before she proceeded to the United States of America for further studies.

Six out of the 13 ABU graduate ministers-designate, representing 13.95 per cent are of the North West extraction namely: Engr. Sulaiman Adamu (Jigawa) and Zainab Shumsuna (Kaduna), who is the immediate past Minister of Finance. Others are Sabo Nanono (Kano), Maj. Gen. Bashir Salihi (Kano), Muhammadu Maigairi Dingyadi (Sokoto), and Sa’adiya (Zamfara).

Further more, two of the ministers-designate representing 4.65 per cent of the total nominees are from the North Central states of Kogi and Niger in the persons of Ramatu Tijani and Ambassador Zubairu Dada, respectively. Only two of the appointees are from the Southern part of Nigeria.

One is a former Group General Manager, Crude Oil Marketing Division of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Goddy Jedy-Agba, from Cross Rivers State, and Sunday Akin Dare, from Oyo State. It is also important to note that there are a total of seven women among the 43 ministerial nominations made by President Buhari, and out of them, seven are products of the Ahmadu Bello University.

The three female appointees are Ambassador Maryam Katagum, Ramatu Tijani and Sa’adiya Umar Farouk. They were among the senators who were asked by the Senate to “take a bow and go” during the just concluded ministerial screening.


https://www.newtelegraphng.com/2019/08/abu-alumni-dominate-buharis-cabinet/

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Re: ABU Alumni Dominate Buhari’s Cabinet by blackboy(m): 4:37pm On Aug 18, 2019
Simply put almost all if not all appointed by PMB have a connection to Kaduna. Inec boss, Army boss etc

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Re: ABU Alumni Dominate Buhari’s Cabinet by kellyboo: 7:46am On Aug 19, 2019
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Re: ABU Alumni Dominate Buhari’s Cabinet by yesloaded: 7:46am On Aug 19, 2019
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Re: ABU Alumni Dominate Buhari’s Cabinet by MANNABBQGRILLS: 7:46am On Aug 19, 2019
Dear OP,
Thanks for sharing!

As some of us have said, it's good governance we want, even if only one school or same village will be producing the Presidents and people to move our nation forward. So be it.

Anybody that want to cry can continue to do so.
Chikena!!

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Re: ABU Alumni Dominate Buhari’s Cabinet by Officialgarri: 7:46am On Aug 19, 2019
After reading through, I discovered this is just an inconsequential analysis from the journalist.

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Re: ABU Alumni Dominate Buhari’s Cabinet by MANNABBQGRILLS: 7:47am On Aug 19, 2019
kellyboo:
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Re: ABU Alumni Dominate Buhari’s Cabinet by datola: 7:47am On Aug 19, 2019
When President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurates his cabinet on Wednesday, a group of people will stand out. They are the Alumni of the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in Kaduna State.


What is prestigious about ABU other than mediocre graduates turned thieving politicians.

You hardly find their names on any international honours list. Local champion people.

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Re: ABU Alumni Dominate Buhari’s Cabinet by Sweetas2(m): 7:47am On Aug 19, 2019
Before nko it is not new to us that this is the govt of the north and for the north so you want to tell me other South West or South South don't attend that islamic uni in Kaduna ?

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Re: ABU Alumni Dominate Buhari’s Cabinet by Tamasaba: 7:47am On Aug 19, 2019
So what? I am sure the op is an ABU alumni too feeling funky about this. How does that change your life?

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Re: ABU Alumni Dominate Buhari’s Cabinet by Emmerlee(m): 7:47am On Aug 19, 2019
All we want is good results oh jare.. but if the president is doing this just to make his friends or even his alma mater happy then sorry sorry for Nigeria.

Same story since 1960 grin
Re: ABU Alumni Dominate Buhari’s Cabinet by naijaboy756: 7:48am On Aug 19, 2019
Awesome..

They should help lift Nigeria higher
Re: ABU Alumni Dominate Buhari’s Cabinet by Almaiga: 7:48am On Aug 19, 2019
Sai Arewa. grin grin grin grin

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Re: ABU Alumni Dominate Buhari’s Cabinet by iDRAW(m): 7:48am On Aug 19, 2019
Local man is uninterested in the school that gives them paper... Can they perform?? Do the have the balls to work for the progress of our dear country??undecided
Re: ABU Alumni Dominate Buhari’s Cabinet by EtihadAirways(f): 7:48am On Aug 19, 2019
Na dem sabi! Any news about Ike Ekweremmadu?
Re: ABU Alumni Dominate Buhari’s Cabinet by kingphilip(m): 7:49am On Aug 19, 2019
If they can deliver the dividend of democracy, I don't care if all the 43 comes from one uni

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Re: ABU Alumni Dominate Buhari’s Cabinet by ogaontop(m): 7:49am On Aug 19, 2019
It's coincidence

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Re: ABU Alumni Dominate Buhari’s Cabinet by chinavs9ja(m): 7:49am On Aug 19, 2019
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Re: ABU Alumni Dominate Buhari’s Cabinet by materialproject: 7:50am On Aug 19, 2019
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Re: ABU Alumni Dominate Buhari’s Cabinet by vixpal: 7:50am On Aug 19, 2019
It has always been like that... That is why ABU is called Elite and Prestigious. They always produce the highest number of Governors too

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Re: ABU Alumni Dominate Buhari’s Cabinet by israelmao(m): 7:50am On Aug 19, 2019
Only Buhari is from Cambridge University as minister for petroleum.
Re: ABU Alumni Dominate Buhari’s Cabinet by elhafeez(m): 7:52am On Aug 19, 2019
We are naturally ahead. I hope the ABU Alumni perform well. Good luck to them. Make A.B.U proud.

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Re: ABU Alumni Dominate Buhari’s Cabinet by iCauseTrouble: 7:52am On Aug 19, 2019
Not surprising, ABU is the only University in the North. Others are just 4-years certificate awarding centres

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Re: ABU Alumni Dominate Buhari’s Cabinet by Jarus(m): 7:56am On Aug 19, 2019
It has always been like that.

Reasons are:

1, North has 19 states, South has 17. ABU is the most prestigious school in the North. 4 schools (UNILAG, UI, OAU & UNN, even UNIBEN) share that in the South. So while almost all the VIPs of the North attended ABU, these 4 schools share that of the South. In fact, SW schools will be the most hit as 3 of these top 6 first generation schools are concentrated there.

2, ABU is more cosmopolitan than the Southern schools. So you have southern students schooling there. You hardly find northerners in universities in the South. What that means is, a southern product of ABU will also be competing with southern products of southern schools for slots of southern states. So a southern product of ABU can be the minister from Oyo or Imo state!

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Re: ABU Alumni Dominate Buhari’s Cabinet by Kendumazy(m): 8:04am On Aug 19, 2019
OK
Re: ABU Alumni Dominate Buhari’s Cabinet by goshen26: 8:09am On Aug 19, 2019
This is irrelevant jere

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Re: ABU Alumni Dominate Buhari’s Cabinet by tegafej(m): 8:13am On Aug 19, 2019
Jarus:
It has always been like that.

Reasons are:

1, North has 19 states, South has 17. ABU is the most prestigious school in the North. 4 schools (UNILAG, UI, OAU & UNN, even UNIBEN) share that in the South. So while almost all the VIPs of the North attended ABU, these 4 schools share that of the South. In fact, SW schools will be the most hit as 3 of these top 6 first generation schools are concentrated there.

2, ABU is more cosmopolitan than the Southern schools. So you have southern students schooling there. You hardly find northerners in universities in the South. What that means is, a southern product of ABU will also be competing with southern products of southern schools for slots of southern states. So a southern product of ABU can be the minister from Oyo or Imo state!

UNIBEN on the list?

Where did you get your statistics from?
Re: ABU Alumni Dominate Buhari’s Cabinet by Jarus(m): 8:15am On Aug 19, 2019
tegafej:


UNIBEN on the list?

Where did you get your statistics from?

Go and read about the universities called first generation universities in Nigeria.

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