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Emmanuel Onwubiko: Buhari’s government for Buhari’s hometown

I ran into a high ranking politician from Katsina in the state of Katsina who was so disappointed and absolutely disgusted by the state of insecurity in the northern states and especially by his home state who told me that almost the highest percentage of people feel the impacts of the mass the massacre / massacre, as he calls it, is simply fed up with the president who comes from the same state.

I quickly reminded him that since 2015 his relative has come to power who concentrated all the main infrastructures and institutional projects in the state of Katsina.

I also reminded him that the President assigned staff to the presidential office with people mostly from the state of Katsina. I showed him the empirical evidence to prove my claims.

He looked at me with a considerable sense of disappointment for showing what he calls overwhelming lack of understanding or voluntary ignorance of the topography of the state of Katsina, and then wasted no time developing the few projects that the federal government built around the city of Katsina. previous administrations and stated with certainty that practically most of the projects I mentioned were located in the Emirate of Daura, which is the direct ancestral home of the President.

My friend said that all the President’s staff that I mentioned to be from his state are the President’s direct biological relationships and then, surprisingly, he told me that the President is the most NEPOTISTIC leader that Nigeria has had since the merger of the North and Al South of Lord Lugard in 1914.

This high-ranking politician from Katsina, in the state of Katsina, is not only in the north among those who have that opinion on the style of the current president because long before today I met this friend, the politician born in the state of Kano and a second republic. Chamber of Representatives member Alhaji Junaid Mohammed had accurately listed the number of blood relatives in Buhari who held top positions in the federal government courtesy of his older brother, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd).

Junaid Mohammed said that Muhammadu Buhari’s relatives are the ones who dictate Aso Rock’s policy for 170 million Nigerians, adding nepotism to the alleged narrow accusation against the president, who according to critics surrounds himself with the Nordics in the management of national affairs , says an online article. average.

Junaid Mohammed, politician and legislator of the Second Republic, appointed at least seven relatives of the president who are the POWER behind the throne of the Villa, apart from the heads of all the vital security agencies of the North.

In a telephone interview with TheNiche from his base in Kano, Mohammed accused Buhari of giving key positions to his cousins, grandchildren and in-laws, and is therefore guilty of the corruption he is trying to fight.

Mohammed, an avid critic of former President Goodluck Jonathan, and originally a Buhari supporter, said nepotism undermines Buhari’s ability to manage the country well, fight corruption and deal with dishonest legislators who pose a threat to his administration.

“Both the president, especially his senior adviser, his grandson, Mamman Daura; then the Chief of Staff [Abba Kyari], who was actually relieved by Mamman Daura, including the most incompetent ministers, is unwilling to work harmoniously in a political environment with the legislator.

Buhari, he said, surrounded by his own relatives who are not politicians. They are not even members of the PCA (Congress of All Progressives) but dictate policies, especially Mamman Daura. So I don’t see peace, I can’t see cooperation and God saves Nigeria. ”

Junaid Mohammed continued: “But unfortunately, for the country and Buhari’s legacy, it has filled the government, and in particular the Presidency, which is really the center of power, and has made it very heavy in its relations.

“There are many people who are cousins ​​to the presidency. In my understanding of history and politics, this is what you call nepotism. And if you’re against corruption, you can’t be a nepotist.

“So it is really a contradiction for Buhari to have, for example, his nephew, the son of his older sister as minister of water resources [Hadi Sirika] now Aviation.

“He has another granddaughter, [Sirika’s] older sister, who is now national commissioner at INEC (Independent National Electoral Commission), Amina Zakari.

“They are trying to bury their tracks. But Buhari named her even before becoming president when Jonathan asked him to nominate someone to represent the Northwest (at INEC) and eliminate that woman.

“And then Mamman Daura, practically runs the government. He has veto power. There have been cases where Buhari gave his written approval for things to do, and that man went and stopped, knocked out the newspaper.

“He has become a tyrant in the presidency. He is Buhari’s grandson. Their father is Buhari’s older brother, although the difference (age) between them is about three years, their father is Buhari’s older brother and they grew up together.

“[Abba Kyari] was raised by Mamman Daura. His father left him with Mamman Daura to go to Borno, his original state where he was head of the village.

“And for all intents and purposes, he is the son of Mamman Daura. He is now the chief of staff for Buhari. It’s called Abba Kyari.

“So [Kabir Daura], Buhari’s personal assistant, is the son of Mamman Daura.

“And then the Buhari ADC (Field Assistant) is married to the granddaughter of Buhari’s older sister. His name is Colonel Lawan Abubakar.

“Now, with this bloody mess and this terrible scandal, how can Buhari hope to keep the country under control and fight corruption and terrorists?”

Junaid Mohammed’s accusations of nepotism against President Muhammadu Buhari become insignificant if he closely observes the dizzying speed with which ministries and government agencies launched strategic national projects in all parts of Daura, thus creating the impression that Buhari’s administration it is for the hometown of BUHARI.

The race for which federal government agencies will be the first to establish institutions in Daura began even before the president appointed his cabinet with the creation of Naira billionaires helipad inside President Muhammadu Buhari’s Daura field.

One of these ministers is that of education, which reportedly indicated that the Federal Polytechnic Daura had taken off in January 2020.

Education minister Adamu Adamu said that the federal proposal from the Daura Polytechnic in Katsina state began academic activities in January.

Adamu said in 2019 that the institution would take off on its temporary site: Government Day Secondary School, Daura as assigned by the state government.

Then comes the announcement that the

The Katsina refinery would be ready in 2021, as stated by the Minister of Oil Resources, Ibe Kachikwu (as it was then) said that the approved private sector refinery in Mashi, Katsina state, will be completed in 2021.

Kachikwu, which revealed it to Abuja State Assembly correspondents, once completed, the refinery could have produced 150,000 barrels per day.

On Tuesday Kachikwu and the Nigerian Energy Minister Foumakaye Gado signed a MoU between Nigeria and the Republic of Niger on the construction of the refinery in the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

“Currently, however, we have mentally structured our minds over a period of three years to finish the refinery job, but that depends on what we find during the technical studies.”

And then, the national directorate for near-dying occupation, whose impacts are absent in all other parts of Nigeria in the south, said it had trained 1,000 women in Katsina in 2018.

The National Directorate for Employment (NDE) has distributed cosmetology packages and cash components to 1,000 women trained in cosmetology in the city of Daura in the state of Katsina.

The director general of the NDE, dr. Nasiru Mohammed Ladan Argungu, recently made the distribution at the Ganga Daura skills acquisition center. According to Argungu, each of the beneficiaries will have five thousand (N5,000) as an initial enhancement for the creation of companies.

He said the NDE has invested heavily in the state of Katsina over the past three years in the Sabuwa Agricultural Park area,

Katsina Agricultural Skills Training Center, Daura, Kurfi, Cuttlefish, Funtua and Rimaye professional skills acquisition, as well as a traditional weaving skill center in the village of Agayawa.

Argungu said that a reasonable number of young people benefited greatly from the NDE’s Graduate Attachment Program (GAP) and the Graduate Training Scheme (GCS) in the state.

Military institutions are not excluded in the rush to build projects in Daura to satisfy the President and his hometown.

Around August last year, President Muhammadu Buhari opened the Air Force Reference Hospital in Daura, in the state of Katsina.

During the launch, the president assured his support and commitment to ensure that the hospital is fully functional and accessible to all Nigerians.

He believed that the launch of this hospital was another key milestone recorded by the nation’s armed forces.

According to the President, the medical facilities deployed in the hospital are sufficient to take care of not only Daura people, but also those who come from neighbors Kano, Kaduna, Abuja and even abroad to receive medical treatment.

Last month it was reported that the federal government has approved N2 billion for the establishment of a medical school at the federal university, Dutsin-ma (FUDMA) in the state of Katsina.

The university’s vice chancellor, Professor Amarya’u Bichi, reported it to the Nigerian news agency shortly after taking office.

The transport ministry would not like to be accused of not knowing that the Buhari administration is for the hometown of BUHARI and therefore they are building a huge transport university worth N18 bullion in Daura.

Transport Minister Chibuike Amaechi even beat critics saying he has no regrets about building the multimillion dollar institution in Daura, Buhari’s hometown.

With joy, President Muhammadu Buhari last year in Sadanmu, the Emirate of Daira State of Katsina, inaugurated the construction of the N18 billion Transport University to be completed in the next year and a half.

Buhari, while conducting the opening ceremony, said the new institution would bring rapid development in the transportation sector and create academic and non-academic job opportunities for Nigerians.

He spoke just as the minister of transport, mr. Rotimi Amaechi, said he did not regret having located the university in Daura, the hometown of the president, since the city is in Nigeria and not in another country.

Buhari said the University of Transport, which will be the first in Africa, will pave the way for the domestication of railway engineering and bridge the technology and skills gap in the rail and transportation sector.

According to him, “the projects of this university and the rolling stock assembly plant have demonstrated the commitment of the CCECC gentlemen to maintain long-term relationships with Nigeria and, therefore, to create more ways of collaboration between the parties. and will certainly help improve bilateral cooperation. relationship between China and Nigeria “.

The president added that the university would allow Nigeria to tame rail and transportation engineering.

It recognized the cooperation and understanding of all stakeholders in the implementation of federal government projects, in particular state governments.

Buhari said his administration will continue to create job opportunities by establishing indigenous industries and repositioning the transportation sector, in particular the construction of railway lines, highways and other public transportation services.

According to Buhari, the project is expected to have a multiplying effect on the economy and Nigerians.

“In light of the clear benefits of this university, I would like to congratulate the gentlemen on behalf of the good people of Nigeria. China Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC) who is building this university as part of its corporate social responsibility.

“In addition to that, I would like to register and congratulate CCECC on its readiness to set up the rolling stock assembly plant in Kajola, Ogun state, which began on November 9, 2019,” added.

Previously, Amaechi had defended the need to build the university and why Daura had been chosen as a site.

“We understand that education is the key to building and maintaining all these infrastructures. I have made a commitment with CCECC.

“I insisted on the Universidad del Transporte. Today we are here for the university opening ceremony.

“When we located the Kajola factory, there was no noise; nobody debated it; nobody mistreated us for this. Nobody influenced me to locate this university here.

“Anyone who accuses me of being a flatterer; let me admit in advance that I’m a flatterer. And if you know the President very well, you know that sympathy is not good with the President.

Amaechi continued: “Daura is in Nigeria. It is not anywhere else in the world. It is not in Niger; it is not in Biafra; it is not in Mali; is in Nigeria; So what’s wrong with finding a transport university in Daura. I don’t regret mentioning this university in Daura. ”

Well, we have been told that Daura is in Nigeria, so there is nothing wrong with all Nigeria’s money being used to turn the place into another Abuja.

In this regard, the Buhari administration is building a new 330kv / 132kv substation in Daura in the state of Katsina as part of its plan to strengthen and increase energy supply in the north-western region of the country.

During a courtesy visit to the Emir of Daura, Minister of Energy Sales Mamman complained that the region had one of the worst electricity supplies in the country.

He explained that the Daura substation is only a third of that energy infrastructure in the entire northern region and added that such a miserable situation was unacceptable and could not improve socio-economic development in the region.

Subsequently, the army joined the growing list of agencies that were rushing to establish plans in Daura, the hometown of Buhari, although the city will have the battalion headquarters.

Lieutenant General TY Buratai has announced that construction and infrastructure provision will soon begin on the proposed permanent site for 171 battalions located in Daura. ”

The Army Chief of Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, praised the commitment and achievement of the troops deployed at the forwarding base in Daura in Katsina state to combat armed brigandage, cattle theft and kidnapping. among other threats during Operation Harbin Kunama III and Operation HADARIN underway in DAJI in north-western Nigeria.

The army chief said so when he visited the base on August 15, 2019, he revealed an army statement.

He also revealed plans by the Nigerian army to replicate the “noble Super Camp concept” in the region, with the aim of planning offensive patrols, raids, ambushes and other combat missions to deal with the security threats caused by the activities. by bandits and other criminals. elements.

He added that the provision of logistics to allow troops to perform effectively remained his top priority.

Lieutenant General TY Buratai has announced that construction and infrastructure provision will soon begin on the proposed permanent site for 171 battalions located in Daura.

He informed them of the introduction of “boots and nail polish” assignments, among other social assistance packages to increase troop morale, encourage hard work and professionalism.

“There was a big ovation when Buratai led the troops to the base in a series of push-ups,” said the statement.

In another development, the army chief along with the Chief of Defense Staff, General A.G. Olonisakin and other service chiefs attended the commissioning of the Nigerian Air Force Reference Hospital in Daura and then greeted President Buhari.

President Muhammadu Buhari approved a railway line from Kano to his hometown of Daura.

The railway will pass from Kano to Cuttlefish, areas of the local government of the state of Katsina, revealed the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Ameachi.

Amaechi published the news in Abuja at The Osasu Show Symposium, which annoys the economy and its effects on the less privileged.

“The government has said that this concession is limited and we have successfully reached it to the extent that we can sign an agreement with GE. By October GE will take the narrow gauge and start running from Port Harcourt to Maiduguri.

What shows this trend is that the constitutional oath given by the President is not respected because the oath obliges the President not to allow his personal or tribal interest to obscure his national government decision. Building nearly a hundred major federal institutions and projects in a city of Daura just because it is the President’s hometown is a complete denial of the constitutional position of the President of Nigeria as someone who should be fair to all constituencies regardless of their own personal advantage or self-interest

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