The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of nepotism in his major appointments.
The Civil Rights advocacy group said most of the strategic appointments under Buhari’s administration have gone to people from the Hausa, Fulani, and Kanuri extraction.
HURIWA added that apart from the tribal lopsided appointments, most of the appointments have gone to Northern Muslims.
The group in a message by its National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko further said the marginalization has forced many people living in the north to migrate to Niger Republic due to the insecurity in the area.
The statement reads: “The current Government under President Muhammadu Buhari has skewed all strategic appointments to favour his cronies and political affiliates in the Core Moslem North and a sprinkling of some Christian Northerners but millions of Northerners are left marginalised just like the heavily marginalised Southerners under the current administration.
“However the impact is felt more in the far North whereby due to a large-scale state of wars by armed hoodlums many poor individuals in places like Sokoto and Katsina States have since the last two years migrated into Niger Republic for succour and security whilst only a few Northern elites with assets offshore are the few controlling the national assets under the watch of the selective administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“Last year the Daily Trust reported that Many Nigerians residing in Katsina State have fled to neighbouring Niger Republic to escape persistent attacks by kidnappers and bandits. In addition to evacuating their family members, the Nigerians are also acquiring plots and building houses in Niger Republic’s towns of Maradi and Dan Issa. This is even as some of them have obtained resident permits, allowing them to stay in the West African country.”