Nigeria’s Central Bank under fire for secret recruitment of Buhari, Ministers’ relatives

CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele
CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele

Civil society leaders and lawyers have lambasted the management of the Central Bank of Nigeria for secretly recruiting dozens of family members of top government officials, including children of ministers and a nephew of President Muhammadu Buhari.

In separate interviews with PREMIUM TIMES on Thursday, the activists ‎demanded the immediate withdrawal of employment offers secretly awarded by the bank over several months to hundreds of beneficiaries – amongst them family members of serving and past government officials.

According to news website, SaharaReporters, the CBN hired children and relatives of politically-exposed Nigerians without advertising the positions to allow other Nigerians apply, as required by law.

“What this thing has told us is that all animals are equal but some are more equal than others,” said Achike Chude, Deputy Chairman, Joint Action Front.

“And this is what we see in virtually every aspect of our national life.

“This tells us once more that there are two Nigerias: a Nigeria for the rich, the powerful, and the influential, and a Nigeria for those who do not have privileges, who do not have what it takes.”

Debo Adeniran, the Executive Director of Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders, ‎said, “It is a manifestation of the old order whereby people of privileged class are given undue advantage over others.”

“The Buhari administration must be seen to live up to its mantra of change and‎ equal opportunity must be given to everybody.”

The CBN had responded to the scandal by saying it did nothing illegal in hiring without advertising the positions, claiming the bank sought to employ “specialists” and therefore got a waiver to recruit without advertising.

The beneficiaries of the recruitment, according to a list released by SaharaReporters, include a nephew of President Buhari, daughter of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar; son of the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu; daughter of former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ghali Na’aba.

Others include the daughter of Nigeria’s Police Inspector-General, Solomon Arase; son of the Minister of Internal Affairs, Abdulrahman Danbazzau, among others.

Isaac Okoroafor, CBN’s acting Director of Corporate Communications had told PREMIUM TIMES, that the bank got a waiver from the Federal Character‎ Commission, allowing them to recruit with advertising.

“In the last two years, we have had cause to recruit specialists, and what the law says is that if we are going for that kind of recruitment we should apply for waiver, so that we can do targeted recruitment,” Mr. Okoroafor said.

But Monday Ubani, former chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association, Ikeja chapter, said those who were recruited without advertisements ought to be shown the door.

“The law says there must be a proper advertisement of vacancies for such positions and every Nigerian should be in a position to compete for such a very sensitive position. And it should reflect federal character,‎” said Mr. Ubani.

Mr. Ubani also said the manner of the recruitment showed a faulty process and “that something is hidden.”

‎”Why will you go and begin to head-hunt only big men’s children into the banking sector? That is discriminatory, that is contrary to the provisions of the Constitution. That is nepotism of the highest order.”

‎Olanrewaju Suraju, Chairman of Civil Society Network Against Corruption, called on the CBN to make public the provisions of the law that allowed the Federal Character Commission to grant it employment waiver.

“It is the beginning of accountability in the process, though the response from the CBN is still very ludicrous in terms of saying that they are catchment areas under federal character and that they deliberately refused to advertise,” Mr. Suraju said.

“It is a challenge to the current government to ensure that they probe the recruitment process and if it is found to have violated any of the extant laws, then they need to actually sack all those that are beneficiaries of the recruitment.

“Thereafter they should conduct a highly publicised recruitment process that gives access to every other person that is qualified.”

Last week, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project gave an ultimatum to the CBN to withdraw the letters of employment it issued to the beneficiaries of the “seriously flawed recruitment process”.

Adetokunbo Mumuni, Executive Director, SERAP, said the procedure for engaging people into public institutions is to make adequate notice and then allow eligible Nigerians to compete for positions.

“We are talking about equity, justice, and fairness to all Nigerians,” Mr. Mumuni, a lawyer, told PREMIUM TIMES.

“It doesn’t matter to me if the cousin of the president was eventually chosen, provided the process was fair and all other Nigerians were also allowed to compete on the same level.

“Why would it be that you want to recruit into a body as important as CBN and some Nigerians who are also equally qualified, even more qualified than those that were eventually selected will not know about it? That is short-changing an overwhelming population of Nigeria.”

Mr. Mumuni said the waiver granted the CBN by the Federal Character Commission was a violation of the Constitution.

“The Federal Character Commission cannot be superior to whatever the Constitution provides,” he said.

“The Constitution says you cannot conduct the business of the any institution of government in Nigeria in a matter that deprives some Nigerians the opportunity to participate.

“In any case, the Federal Character Commission itself is a creation of the Constitution and the Federal Character Commission cannot give a waiver that flouts express constitutional provisions. So that waiver is an illegal waiver.”

SERAP had given the CBN a 14-day ultimatum‎ to put in place a system of recruitment based on non-discrimination and transparency or face legal action.

“We have evidence that we had written to them, we have evidence that the letter is with them, all that remains is that we wait for them to react. But we won’t wait for them forever,” said Mr. Mumuni.

“Like we said in our letter, if nothing happens positively as we expected, in the interest of overwhelming majority of Nigerians, we would go to court and test this matter there.

“So they would come and put it as part of their defence, that the Federal Character Commission gave them a waiver, then we’ll take it from there.”


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  • Only dead brain will say such

    Rivers Is Nigeria’s Most Deadliest State – President Buhari.

    President Muhammadu Buhari, has described Rivers State of the south south as Nigeria’s most deadly state, even considering the terror activities in the North East of the country.

    The president was speaking at the first National Executive Committee, NEC, meeting of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Abuja.

    • Excisionist

      Buhari is simply indicating where he intends to direct his military hardware. His mindset is still in the mid 1960s to 1970s when the destruction of eastern Nigeria, including Rivers state was normal sport for them.

      Meanwhile Buhari is releasing thousands of Boko Haram terrorists without making any of them accountable for the lives and property they destroyed

  • Excisionist

    Buhari’s relatives and Buhari’s Ministers’ relatives employed in Central Bank without due process. Why is anyone surprised? This is the way Buhari has operated fright from day one. That is what Ahmed Jodan and Danladi Kifasi were helping him to do and I will not be surprised if their hands are in this one as well. When Sanusi Lamido Sanusi was there, he was out of control filling the place with unqualified, half baked personnel. Even Maryam Yaro his girl friend was employed that way.

    The hypocrisy is that when they are not fully in control of the employment sceme, they call it a scam and send EFCC after the head of whatever government institution it is . Example is the recent arrest of Dada Olatunji, a former Assistant Comptroller General of Nigeria Fire Service, for alleged employment scam. Watch out, Nigeria is marching backwards !

    • Julius

      Did Buhari hired those drunk illiterate Ijaw militants during the Jonathan administrations too ?

      • deji

        The recruitments were done before Buhari became the President. Emefiele should explain to the world on whose order he was acting on, for the recruitment.

        • Julius

          Yes, he should ! This has been going on for a long time tho.

      • Otile

        If you want to insult people at least write correct English. Stop disgracing yourself.

        • Julius

          Otile, you are a Queen, a faggot and a bottom bytch. Put that in a correct English ! I dey wait

          • Otile

            Name calling will not save you. Lean good English so that you can communicate well. You do not have to resort to insults and name calling all the time. Stop making an ass of yourself.

          • Julius

            I guess you cant do what I asked you to do. lolz. Thats funny. A pedo fag like you do not belong among decent people.

          • Otile

            Your English is getting worse. Say it in Yoruba; I can understand your ede Yoruba more than your horrible English. By the way don’t hide your weakness under insults hoping that your message is delivered. Odale, e je ka so Yoruba.

          • Julius

            Otileeeeeeee, whats wrong with you ? Where are the corrections ? You are not doing your job, faggot. Hurry up abeg. I dey wait

          • Otile

            Once more, learn good English. Don’t say belong among, say belong to. Write like one who has left Yoruba land to get good education in the United States of America. Stop disgracing yourself.

          • Julius

            Now, you are working. How do you say Otile is an internet pedo trolling faggot in a correct English ?

          • Otile

            What are you trying to ask? Ask in ede Yoruba since good English is too hard for you.

          • Julius

            Faggot, I really enjoy playing with you. You are a play monkey in case you dont know. You bore me sometimes but, its okay. Its the internet fault .

          • Otile

            Can you ever focus on any article without deviating to personal attacks, insults and name calling unrelated to the article of interest?

          • Julius

            Not with a racist homo like you. I told you that I hate homos especially the ones that prey on your boys like you . You are a worthless disgusting human being Otile. So, keep correcting grammar and Ill keep exposing your worthless bigoted life. Put all of that in a correct English.

          • Otile

            Where does one start correcting your bad English? Put some sense to give one a threshold, or simply write Yoruba I can under stand Yoruba.

          • Julius

            You can start my writing ‘I, Otile is a faggot that like young boys and Im a worthless , perverted human’being’ Oya !. Have you ever notice that you are the only person correcting somebody else English grammar on the forum ?. You were doing that to others before I exposed your faggot ass. Go on, do your thing !. You need a life.

          • Otile

            Your horrible English prevents me from understanding the demonic insults you are trying to put across. Try again.

          • Julius

            lolz. Keep lying to yourself. Folks are laughing at you !

          • Julius

            No, the dyck in your ass is preventing you from a whole lot of things. Tell your boyfriend to take it out and you may be okay . Dumb ass faggot u !

  • No more votes 4 Fulanis

    “We met Musa Dikwa personally in Jos on Wednesday 12th August, 2015. I sat directly facing him for almost three hours and Musa Dikwa did not know he was talking to the pastor he lied against. We were interested in finding out, “Were you there when the money was being shared”? No, he was not.

    “Was the money shared in Naira?” “No, it was in dollars”. It was the conversion that made it N7 billion. “So, if you were not there, how did you know money was being shared and the purpose for which it was shared?” He was informed by a CAN official in Abuja who told him to come quickly and collect his own share.

    “Ironically, the CAN official Musa Dikwa mentioned as the informant was also one of the people who got Musa Dikwa arrested by DSS for carrying unsubstantiated story, and the same man is also one of the five respondents in the N300 million suit of Musa Dikwa against Department of State Security Services (DSS). (He gave us photocopies) The big question is, if the man Musa mentioned as the source of the N7 billion Naira story is truly the source, why would the same man invite DSS to arrest him, and why would Musa join the man as a respondent in a N300 million lawsuit? Musa Dikwa claimed that the DSS violated his Human Rights by arresting him.

    “Now, see who is heading for court? What right does he have to complain of the violation of his rights? What if I should sue Musa Dikwa N500 million for defamation of character?

    “Anyway, he apologised for including the name of Pastor Bosun Emmanuel in the story and even assured us that he would call another press conference to clear Pastor Bosun. So far, he has not done that. The implication is that even the inclusion of CAN President and Bishop Oyedepo in the campaign of calumny could also be false.

    “The following day, 13th August, 2015, Musa came again to meet us at our lodging and disclosed the name of the person who specifically instructed him to include my name. He mentioned the name of one of the APC pastors based in Lagos. So it became clear what happened. My name was included to discredit the WAKE UP CALL CD, while, (I think) Bishop Oyedepo was included because he came out openly to declare support for Jonathan and the president of CAN was mentioned to divide the church. It was a classical APC campaign by deception.

    “It is not impossible that some clerics collected money to campaign for politicians on both sides during the elections. That could have happened amongst Muslim clerics and Christian clergy. But, this N7 billion story is hogwash. I can say categorically that I have never collected a kobo from a politician or government official in my life to do Christian ministry. Musa Dikwa LIED against me, but thank God, he confessed.

    “For now, I will allow the issue to rest and I will encourage Musa Dikwa to remember all the admonitions and counsel that ministers of the gospel gave him during the meeting. A member of the body cannot be doing injury to the body. Peddling false information is not a Christian virtue.”

    Sign: Pastor Bosun Emmanuel

    March 24, 2016

    • amazing2012

      Pastor you are obvious not a man of God but of politics of defamation of character in the name of Jesus and possible antichrist. Because Christ will not join politics of any kind especially that of nigeria. Where lies and blackmail is he order of the day.
      Why do i say that ? Your name above is the answer !

  • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

    The current CBN governor is the worst in the history of Nigeria. He turned the Apex bank into PDP’s ATM. If he had any decency, he would have resigned a long time ago based only on Dasukigate. Emefiele should be sacked and handed over to EFCC/ICPC for money laundering, abuse of office and betrayal of public trust. He obviously doesn’t want to jump and should, therefore, be pushed. The fact that senile, illiterate certificate forger and perjurer MuhamMADu (alias Customs and Exercise, French Franc, Deutch Mark and President Michelle of Western Germany) Buhari has not sacked Emefiele means corruption is alive and well in Nigeria, in spite of hypocritical claims to the contrary.

  • No votes 4 Fulanis ati Yorubas

    Buhari will never get it right until he opens his Fulani mouth to apologisze to Jonathan–together with the fake Yoruba Obas who lied that Jonathan bribed them with dollars

    • Buhari4Ever

      Deri Orbuka, Buhari needs to arrest GEJ with immediate effect for all the money stolen under his watch. He is equally culpable of that fraud..

    • Julius

      Moron, he did bribe them with dollars and they didnt take it. Some of those Obas were on tv saying it at the time. Did Jonathan denied it ? He also bribed some ezes in Lagos but, you know how money hungry and greedy they are, took the money. They later founght in sharing it. Exposed themselves.Typical Ibos. lolz

      • Otile

        Your English is atrocious. Anybody reading your trash will come to the conclusion that you don’t know what you are trying to say. Pathetic.

  • ayo

    Lets all look at the logic, shall we…These politically exposed persons plunder the resources of our nation so as to send their worthless kids to the best schools around the globe. These kids with all the exposure and resources expended by these same parents cant play on the global stage to get the best jobs across the globe haven finished their fancy useless degrees.

    They then come back home to Nigeria. Haven more often than not failed abroad and spent their time their drinking champagne, their parents who know nothing else play the system and bring them back home to subvert our institutions to commit nepotism so as to get these same rotten kids jobs in our destroyed government institutions.

    I have always been of the opinion that until we destroy these lot who are like cancer cells in our country we will never know peace. The rot is passed from one useless generation to the next and what we have are the worst lot in terms of both breed nor substance taking control of our entire destiny.

    We should start to see these lot for what they really are…A set of vagabonds who we should treat like Ebola. We should stop giving them any respect or recognition among the committee of human beings in our country….

    • Otile

      Is this not how Bankole, Salusi Buhari, and Fashola were smuggled into the system and they stole Nigerlia silly.

      • amazing2012

        Cursed English slave antichrist:
        You are sick
        There is a problem here. Are you i am a minister and my daughter qualified for employment then the institution under my ministry will not employ her ?
        What I taught they will talk is probing of federal character is followed not to deny relatives of those in power to secure employment even if they are qualified ! Did the NGO check and find out employing those relatives violets the federal character principles ? Or the reason of their disqualification is simply because their relatives are in power then they will suffer lack of employment ? What kind of mindset do we have ?
        Where is the NGO when Jonathan employed thousands of unqualified Niger-Delta criminals ?
        Deny the relatives of those in power equal right with others will only amount to forcing their loved one’s to commits corruption to take care of them.
        When idio….sts is easy to noticed !!

        • Otile

          Son of Ishmael. Sharia is different from secular legal system. Nepotism and tribalism are encourage in sharia, but in secular legal system they smack of impropriety and conflict of interest. This is all the more reason Nigeria should split. The two systems are in conflict.

          Cursed one, ka ji ko?

          • amazing2012

            Cursed English slave antichrist !
            So the CBN governor is practicing sharia ? You think to probe you dont have sense at all !! You

          • Otile

            The CBN governor is at the disposal of Imam Mohamed Buhari who practices Islamic sharia. Gaskiya ne.

          • amazing2012

            Cursed English slave antichrist ! An Igbo Christian practicing Sharia ? Please take your medicine and sleep !

          • Otile

            Son of Ishmael, Imam Mohamed Buhari is not an Igbo Christian. Don’t twist facts with your Taqiyya.

          • amazing2012

            The CBN governor is an Igbo christian, but please take your drug and sleep !

          • Otile

            Islamic Imam Buhari dictates what he does at the Bank. I hate when you Mohammedans advice people to take drugs, or strap themselves with explosives. Your advice is ungodly.

      • Julius

        Is this not how those drunk Ijaw criminals were smuggled into the system and they stole Nigera silly ?

        • umolu

          Are you saying we should continue to do what is wrong until somehow it will become right? I don’t know much about Mr Jonathan but I sure know about Mr Buhari’s promise to fight corruption. Corruption is not only about money recovery, it is all about putting a stop to anything bad about Nigeria that is not done in good faith. It includes tribalism, nepotism, religious bigotry etc etc.

          • Julius

            No, Im not saying we should continue doing what we have been doing. I was pointing out to that scum bag because he only sees tribal in everything and everywhere that all our so called leaders are involve in whats happening in the country.

          • umolu

            Thanks for your clarification. Our country is shrinking day by day and all hands must be on deck to salvage it.We must building a country where we shall all be proud of. Things ought to be done in transparency and in civilized manner.

          • Julius

            Agreed !

          • Otile

            What kind of clarification did he make? He did not even understand the comment I was responding to. @Ayo rightly pointed out how the highly placed corrupt politicians send there useless children all over the globe to study and when they come home with useless degrees they plant them to plunder our resources.

            As an intelligent man Ayo illustrated with example thus: “They then come back home to Nigeria. Haven more often than not failed
            abroad & spent their time their drinking champagne, their parents who
            know nothing else play the system & bring them back home to subvert
            our institutions to commit nepotism so as to get these same rotten kids
            jobs in our destroyed government institutions.”

            I strengthened Ayo’s point by giving succinct impeccable example of 3 such people who were sent overseas, wasted their time with women & booze and learned nothing, yet upon coming back they used tribalism & nepotism to wangle them into government to ruin the system. Upon reading this daft julius jumped on me generalizing pointlessly. The same thing is happening with him right now. While in US he has learned nothing, you can judge by his poor reasoning and English grammar. When he comes back, out of sheer nepotism, tribalism and corruption they will wangle him into the system to commit blunders.

          • umolu

            I get your point. There is no stopping corrupt practices completely anywhere in the world. That is just the human nature. At best we should only watch the magnitude so that it does not progress geometrically in all facets as it is now in our native country; hence the overwhelming outcry. In the mid-Atlantic area of the US that I have lived for over two decades, I thought the kind of stuff we do in Nigeria wouldn’t happen here but many times I have been proved wrong. For example G.W.Bush graduated Yale, an Ivy league school but once he stepped into his father’s shoes as president of the country he was measured against the school he attended side by side his performance in office. For many people, rightly or wrongly,he was perceived to have gone into the school because of his family name and connection. This phenomenon, ugly as it may be is present all over the world. We take exception in Nigeria because it outrightly breaks the law e g ,not advertising the vacant positions as stipulated by law. It is wrong when nepotism, tribalism , religion and region of origin are brought into a peoples’ life. It causes bad blood and negates growth in work place and puts the country at a disadvantage generally speaking.

          • Otile

            You are right my brother. But there is no where in the world nepotism, tribalism, religion, and region of origin is as pronounced as in the Republic of Nigeria. A lot of people especially the honest and well educated have suffered terribly from this evil practice. The country needs to split to minimize the damage. Unfortunately the quad-headed evil is on the rise in the present dispensation. If you try to address it a mob of like-minded perverts will insult you, call you names and try to ridicule you.

          • umolu

            That is true. Been there ,seen that!. In those days when I was in the civil service up north, I could hear them say ”namu ne, ka sa su ” meaning , (they are our own, put them). When it suits them they talk about federal character or quota system. A house divided against its self can never stand.Here in the states,I have never heard anybody tell another person, ‘do you know who I am?, never .Also, I have never been asked, or hear anyone ask,what is your state of origin? Nigeria is a make believe! ! !.On one hand they want to be recognized as one country. On the other ,they owe allegiance to their individual region, most common in the north. Allegiance to region is a weak man’s tool to attract sympathy and to solicit help from the status quo. I may be wrong and I stand to be corrected.

  • Sir Louis

    The CBN should nullify and withdraw the letters of appointment given to these so called specialists. This is sheer corruption and nepotism and should have no place under the present dispensation. If for any reason the appointments cannot be nullified, the CBN should conduct transparent tests for the other class of Nigerian young job seekers, children of the common people and ensure that the same number, nine hundred and nine successful ones are also employed into the apex bank so that we can have a mix of the children of elites and commoners working for the Bank! PMB should see to this in the name of Change! Anything short of this is condemnable and reprehensible. Meanwhile, civil rights groups should remain on this issue till it is resolved.

  • Amir

    CBN’s spokesman Okoroafor is rather stup*d and bunkum. Who was his own father when he was employed by CBN? Who was Emefiele’s father when he was appointed CBN governor? CBN found Nigeria’s specialists in the homes of politicians only? What an insulting statement? The Federal Character Commission that gave this waiver is a disgrace to a national institution. Called to ensure equity, the useless commission is busy promoting nepotism. These children of politicians were not known to have better grades in school, yet CBN labelled them ‘specialists’. In what? Before you know it IG’s daughter will be married to Badeh’s son. Buhari’s nephew will be married to Dasuki’s son. The circle continues not only at CBN but all federal (lawless) institutions like NNPC, NLG etc.
    As for Federal Character Commission – they too are made up of children and relations of politicians.

  • amazing2012

    There is a problem here. Are you i am a minister and my daughter qualified for employment then the institution under my ministry will not employ her ?
    What I taught they will talk is probing of federal character is followed not to deny relatives of those in power to secure employment even if they are qualified ! Did the NGO check and find out employing those relatives violets the federal character principles ? Or the reason of their disqualification is simply because their relatives are in power then they will suffer lack of employment ? What kind of mindset do we have ?
    Where is the NGO when Jonathan employed thousands of unqualified Niger-Delta criminals ?
    Deny the relatives of those in power equal right with others will only amount to forcing their loved one’s to commits corruption to take care of them.
    When idio….sts is easy to noticed !!

    • Curious K

      Nobody is saying that your daughter should not be employed if she is qualified, what we are saying is that the vacancies should be advertised to allow others compete with your daughter. If Jonathan employed Niger delta people illegally, is that a reason for Buhari to do same?

      • amazing2012

        Agree with you ! Even if the job is advertised and what you refer as due process was followed and they got the jobs on merit. Someone will still see it wrong, simply because their parents are leaders. The anger is not on due process but names of leaders attached to their names !
        The agency did not recruits only their children which are only 1% out of those employed but no one is seen wrong in employing poor people children without due process.
        This is simply an expression of prostration and mental laziness !

        • TrueNja

          If it is done legally and openly, no one will raise an eye brow, Do you understand simple
          English and stop defending a non-defensive.

    • otunne steve gofrey

      This is change in action. This is removal of federal character change. Only the children of Mr. President, IGP, Ministers, Senators and MoHR are specialists fit to work in central bank under Buhari change mantra,
      Nigerians, Is this not corruption? Is employment through executive directives not corruption?
      Is CBN saying they would only get the best from the children of political big names? Would CBN not have gotten better persons from public advertisement?

      Indeed, Nigeria is sick, Nigeria under APC sinks, Fighting corruption under Buhari is smokescreen to fight past & present political foes.
      An incredible person can not fight corruption!

      • amazing2012

        Do you know how many Jonathan’s cousins are presently working at the CBN ? So because the name of leaders are mentioned then the candidates who bears their names are automatically disqualified ? It there is a place where they should not get jobs because their relatives are leaders ?
        Besides having their surnames attached to leaders Tell me what they did that is wrong ?

        • TrueNja

          All we are saying is that it should be done legally and not through the back door.

        • otunne steve gofrey

          No one is saying that the employed are wrong, But we are saying that CBN should employ level playing ground for all Nigerians, Also telling lies that those hired are specialists made nuisance of CBN common sense. Do you agree that specials are only available in homes of High class Nigerians? Should CBN not have gotten better persons on open employment processes?
          Situation where you MUST be children, nephews or related to political class before you can get anything in Nigeria is what we are fighting against, this should not be heard in a government that got Nigerians votes with change preaching or fighting corruption toga, unless, APC and Buhari are bitter cola which sound sweet but tastes bitter.

    • whales1212

      Stop defending what is indefensible. It’s wrong and I hope Buhari isn’t part of this nonsense.

      • amazing2012

        You did not say what is wrong ! Is it because his name is mentioned then his relative is automatically not qualified ?

        • whales1212

          It is wrong because you want equity for yourself and your children. If it’s not wrong why the secrecy? That isn’t the change we voted for. I’m sure you know it is wrong and you don’t have to defend what is difficult, it’s better for baba to talk about it NOW

      • Julius

        Thank you. I hope so too. Im sure he is not.

      • TrueNja

        Buhari nephew is part of it..

    • Ed

      this guy self…na waooooo. bros you dey reason at all? to you everything done by this government and under this government is justified. In as much I believe Buhari may not have any hand in this as some overzealous office holders always take nonsense advantage in their bid to impress the president. by the way who told the CBN that the sons and daughters of these big wigs are the best to be employed is at all they are in dare need of expertise. You and I knows that we have more confident and better guys out there than these overfeed babies that where trained by spoitt by our collective wealth, Let the CBN bring the people they have employed and let there be a free and fair test/examination/interview with the rest of other job seekers and applicants, i bet you that these guys employed will not have an average pass mark. nonsense.

      • amazing2012

        I can’t judge what anybody is going to be in future. Even poor people children can be bad as leaders, poverty is not sanity !
        My take here is that bearing the name of a leader should be a reason of disqualification.
        Let there be equality, fairness and equity. Even if what you assumed to be due process is followed people will still accused them of doing wrong.
        I just hope this case will open a worm can, to check each government agency for states representations.
        1. Ozuma former CG immigration a full immigration with igbos.
        2. Late Dr Dora of NAPDAC did the same.
        3. Immediate Past CG of customs full customs with Hausas
        4. Dr Aboluri former CG civil defense full the service with people from ogun state.
        5. Jonathan employs people from creek that are openly and totally unqualified to various government jobs without due process or obeying federal character principles !
        6. Federal road safety: full with igbos.
        Eventually every federal institution that is headed by a tribal mogul under a careless government has this kind of injustice recruitment.
        7. Now CBN headed by Igbo, doing the injustice they know best.
        The list is endless !
        When this case take us to that point, people from other states that where denied must be employed or those over employed states should be reduced !!

        • Ed

          so because the same previous bad government did same, you assume we continue in that same trend,where is then the change we are preaching?. please grow up man, weather the rich or poor,let there be equity, we know even if there was a test, these same “first class” Nigerians will still have the job with their manipulating powers but at least,lets do something the way it is seemed to be right. Some selected sect of people cannot be taking the whole country for granted.

          • amazing2012

            Please Read all my comments !

          • Ed

            my brother I understand your comments quite well but from the way you pointed your logic, it is very clear you are in support of the secret recruitment. You and I know the reason behind the secret recruitment, none of us is new in this country,lets stop acting as if we fall from the skies by pretending that certain ills does not happen.

        • TrueNja

          You stated that the flaw and injustice have been on for long time, agree. Nigerians knew it and this is the reason why we voted for Buhari as president. If Buhari is credible indeed and he believes in his change mantra, why his nephew is part of this shameless CBN secret recruitment?

          • amazing2012

            In the first place I don’t think you voted for Buhari, if you do I am sure you will understand that the president may likely not know about his nephew’s job issue. Secondly why your concern on one candidate out of hundreds that also get the same job through the same secret process ? You

          • whales1212

            That’s what you should have said, not to defend the secret employment. Look we’re diehard buharist or let me say me. But that shouldn’t stop us criticising what is wrong, I can bet he’s not in the know, but this is Nigeria, people do funny things with president name, let’s wait and see.

          • TrueNja

            Who told u I didn’t vote for Buhari, are u an INEC? So u want us to continue with the same impunity that we kicked against during GEJ govt?

    • TrueNja

      Your thoughts and writings look like someone with an orangutan brain.

      • amazing2012

        That is exactly the origin of the CBN governor !

  • otunne steve gofrey

    This is change in action. This is removal of federal character change. Only the children of Mr. President, IGP, Ministers, Senators and MoHR are specialists fit to work in central bank under Buhari change mantra,
    Nigerians, Is this not corruption? Is employment through executive directives not corruption?
    Is CBN saying they would only get the best from the children of political big names? Would CBN not have gotten better persons from public advertisement?

    Indeed, Nigeria is sick, Nigeria under APC sinks, Fighting corruption under Buhari is smokescreen to fight past & present political foes.
    An incredible person can not fight corruption!

  • Analyst

    In Aviation, letter came from Chief of Staff and Minister of Internal whatever with names of Fulani guys that must be employed with immediate effect without interview. This has been going on since Buhari took over. It is not new. Nobody receive such order without honouring it – otherwise you lose your job.

    • growthengine

      That is the change Nigerians voted for.

  • MilitaryPolice01

    “..Gov Oshiomhole argued that those angling for the sack of Emefiele were merely invisible hands who have continued to thwart the nation’s economic resources for their selfish interest. The governor made the statement yesterday in Abuja during his visit to the National Universities Commission (NUC) to present a letter of recognition of the Edo University in Iyamho. “If a governor is doing fine, his hiring and firing is not a matter that should be discussed by faceless Facebook manipulators, and by the time you unmask the people behind it, you will discover that they are palm wine drinkers”
    —— ———– —————- ——————— —————————— ———————- ——————-
    Hahaha when will some of you pammy drinkers realise that sacking Emefiele is no more a way of getting back at Jonathan,reading the above should rejig a brilliantly clever mind to appreciate the fact that indeed APC and PDP are same hence the old order of nepotism continues.If any of you think these powerful APC politicians were not aware of Emefiele’s plans to employ their kids then you must be very naive.Oshoimhole a powerful force in this current govt has now come out to state the mind of Buhari on how well they think Emefiele’s is doing but still their hallelujah boys on comment sections,fb and twitter having drank massive kegs of pammy still think its a pdp versus apc thing. hehehehe please make una sufftly on the pammy oo, Emefiele is here to stay

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      Oshiomole is not just a pigmy by stature, his reasoning is also dwarfed.

      • Sir Louis

        Correct

  • Danladi

    Is this the “CHANGE”? I guess by “Change” they meant ‘change of personnel’, but kwarruption continues!

  • JosiQ

    Why all of a sudden are we making so much noise about this as if it has not become norm with almost all government agencies and parastatals. Change or no change all government are the same. Sanusi recruited about a thousand northerners in one year and nobody raised an eyebrow. CBN knows nothing about federal character nor professionalism.

  • dayo ogunmokun

    This is disheartening, a change agent? Is this the kind of change we voted for?
    So BEN BRUCE was right afterall. This government is becoming a disgrace.

  • Arabakpura

    Once people lose hope in Buhari’s transparency, nobody can imagine what would happen to Nigeria! We are waiting for him to order the sack of those people! Failure to do that, will mean drawing down his goodwill bank account!

  • Paul Young

    This is not new in Nigeria unfortunately. The only problem is that this administration rode to power on the back of ‘integrity and transparency’. Buhari has to publicly sack all these people

    • 9ja is finished under buhari

      We Have Not Recovered Any Loot Yet – President Buhari

      President Muhammadu Buhari speaking at the first National Executive Committee (NEC), meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja cleared the air that the fight against corruption have not yielded the expected result yet, as no money have been recovered by the administration.

      Contrary to various President’s media releases and APC leadership and supporters claims that the US official gave them list of Nigerians that stashed $100bn in US banks, no since kobo have been recovered by this government-when will the Apes in APC stop lying to Nigerians 2019?……

  • 9ja needs a new leader

    We Have Not Recovered Any Loot Yet – President Buhari

    President Muhammadu Buhari speaking at the first National Executive Committee (NEC), meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja cleared the air that the fight against corruption have not yielded the expected result yet, as no money have been recovered by the administration.

    Contrary to various President’s media releases and APC leadership and supporters claims that the US official gave them list of Nigerians that stashed $100bn in US banks, no since kobo have been recovered by this government-when will the Apes in APC stop lying to Nigerians 2019?

  • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

    The CBN employment scam spear-headed by the CBN boss Emefiele and members of the Buhari cabinet,inner caucus and party kingpins is a direct indication of the hypocrisy,deception and impunity which typifies the President and his government. They flew on the wings of “change mantra” to hoodwink the electorate but here we are today. A corrupt government of lies and nepotism.

    To make matters worse,the President whose relative is involved will not comment because he holds the average Nigerian in disdain,he shows no respect for the electorate since the elections are behind.As far as Muhammadu Buhari is concerned, Nigerians should just take it like that and if you complain,he will send Daura his hit man after you.

  • International Games

    Why are Nigerians complaining about this? Is there anywhere in the world where everyone is equal?
    You people should continue Fasting and Praying so that you can get your “miracle”.

    Until you people start to stone this CBN guys and other such nepotistic individuals, you’re wasting your time.

    • whales1212

      I’m tempted to agree with you. The guy did that to secure his position and that is corruption in itself. Emefiele must be sacked, osiomole calling those who say that his a confused man on this matter.

  • Wise Head

    Corruption Unlimited – godfathers of corruption fighting corruption. Quite despicable