- A group has condemned the appointment of Aishah Ahmad as the deputy governor of the Central bank of Nigeria
- The group said Ahmad is not qualified to become the deputy governor of the apex bank
- The group also alleged that it is aware President Muhammadu Buhari was not appropriately briefed before Ahmad's appointment by some cabals
The Bureau of Social Justice Equity and Transparency has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to make a fresh nomination for the position of a deputy governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
The group said the new CBN deputy governor, Aishah Ahmad is not qualified for the job.
Speaking to journalists in Abuja on Wednesday, October 11, the group's executive director, Mary Ogwiji, said injustice is about to be institutionalized in the system.
Ogwiji said the appointment of Ahmad in the midst of numerous other qualified alternatives is worrisome especially at a time when the country is in dire need of credible technocrats in critical sector of the economy.
She said the group sees Ahmad's appointment as a calculated attempt by a cabal to destroy the progress made so far by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to resposition Nigeria.
Ogwiji said: "We are to state here that Aishah Ahmad does not meet the minimum requirement stipulated for such appointment hence her hurried promotion to the post of executive director at diamond bank in a space of days upon the anticipation that she would be considered for further appointment as deputy governor of the central bank of Nigeria.
"This sort of conspiracy against the positive economic trajectory of the nation smirks of mischief, callousness and is retrogressive. This country under President Muhammadu Buhari administration cannot be left in the hands of internal saboteurs parading and masquerading as supporters of the president.
She said: "We are aware that Mr.President was not properly briefed on the qualification or otherwise of Ms Aisha Ahmad. We are also aware that Mr President was not properly briefed on the availability of more qualified candidates.
"We are also aware that Mr President was wrongly and deliberately misled so as to achieve the first and most important point of internal sabotage which are all saboteurs in government seek to achieve.
"We Nigerians are saying this country does not belong to any single person or group or region. This country; Nigeria, remains an entity built on the blood, love, strength and unity of purpose of our forefathers. With this in mind, Nigerians will not allow a group of individuals in power to sectionalise or promote regionalism in appointments in critical sectors of the nation’s economy.
"Mr President is currently battling with sectional agitations in the country and any attempt to give a sense of exclusion to any part of the country would be seen by Nigerians as supporting sectionalism which in reality would be justified should the appointment of Aisha Ahmad not be reviewed.
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"A situation were qualified people from other parts of the country loss out to an unqualified Aisha Ahmad signifies nothing but sectional and primordial sentiments which we believe are not the objectives of president Buhari administration," she added.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that an angry Nigerian man berated the president for appointing Ahmad as a deputy governor of the apex bank.
The man in his argument said Ahmad is not a good representative of Islam.
He also alleged that the new deputy governor of CBN's appointment is a disservice to other Muslims in Nigeria.
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