Someone should please talk to the president
The need to reason with the President Muhammadu Buhari on the inherent nature of change as being a gradual process cannot be over looked. But in a situation where the president seems insensitive to consider the diversity of Nigeria in making appointments, in such a situation, someone needs to sit the president down and talk to him.
Going by the credentials most of the president’s appointees, it’s no longer hypothetical to claim his appointment is seriously lopsided. Even though some of his aides were quick to explain to their folks in the south that the president’s appointment is not lopsided, and the president has been reiterating his resolve to keep the country united, a careful analysis of his appointments so far have been the centre of serious accusations and worries
It will be myopic to be counting the president’s appointments on the bases of north versus south instead of geopolitical zones that the North has three (3) out of the six (6) in the country. At the same time, it will not be fair to claim the president gave nothing to the south. Out of the 129 appointments made by the president as at the time, 36 (27.9%) are from the north west, 27 (20.9%) from the north east, 19 (14.7%) from the South South, 17 (13.2%) from the North Central, 16 ( 12.4%) from the South West, 13 (10.1%) from the South East, and 1 (0.8%) from the federal capital territory (FCT).
The fact that previous governments have not been mindful of even distribution of appointments and some geopolitical zones did not overwhelmingly vote for the president, being the president of all Nigerians who belongs to everybody and nobody, and his good intention for the unity of the country should be reasons he strikes a balance between appointing competent and trustworthy Nigerians and taking all geopolitical zones along. After all, all regions have competent and trustworthy Nigerians.