he Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has reportedly unlawfully hired a daughter of former vice president Atiku Abubakar, a nephew of President Muhammadu Buhari and many others relatives of top officials. The leaked document shows a list of at least 91 people tied to powerful or highly placed Nigerians, who were recently proposed appointments.
Sahara Reporters says that the CBN’s job generosity comprise a daughter of former Atiku, a son of Mamman Daura, a nephew of Buhari and one of the closest members of the president’s ‘kitchen cabinet’, a son of the Ibe Kachikwu, oil minister, a daughter of ex-speaker of the house of representatives, Ghali Na’aba, also daughter of the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, a since of the Minister of Internal Affairs, Abdurahman Danbazzau and at least 86 others.
The leaking of this document has reportedly caused important embarrassment for the administration and the bank. The director of human resources, Chizoba Mojekwu, was reportedly redeployed as the bank’s director of capacity development and IT after CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, blamed her for being behind the leaking of the list. Meanwhile, a bank insider said that Emefiele had decided the hiring of relatives of top leaders of the ruling party and powerful government officials as a strategy for saving his job. It was learnt that the CBN governor had begun the practice of using job proposals to promote top government officials since Buhari was sworn in on May 29, 2015. Another source disclosed that in September last year Emefiele had hired Claire Arase, a daughter of Nigeria’s Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase. Meanwhile, the CBN is trying to hide the names of beneficiaries. The bank used the first names and their father’s middle names to hide their real individualities. For example, the bank listed Maryam Atiku as “Maryam Abubakar,” the name of the son of Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, is written as “Nagode Abdulrahman.” In other examples, the bank used the first names of hired people instead of their married names. READ ALSO: Osinbajo’s spokesman comments on meeting of APC leaders The employments are considered to be irregular because the CBN failed to promote the vacancies in order to allow opportunities to all qualified Nigerians to apply for the jobs. “Jobs were just handed to the children of ministers in the incumbent administration,” another top source in bank said. Below is the full list of 91 people unlawfully recruited by the CBN: 1. Biola Ologburo Adeniran 2. Abba Mustapha Shettima 3. Abdul-Hakeem Mohammed Ali 4. Abdullahi Mohammed Nuradeen 5. Abdulmalik Atta 6. Abdulnasir Haruna 7. Abubakar Mohammed Yahaya 8. Adefela h. Adejuwon 9. Aduwak Laraba 10. Ahmad Aminu 11. Ahmed Aminu-Kano 12. Ahmed Zainab Shehu 13. Aina Michael 14. Akinwunmi Ayodeji Akintola 15. Alexandar Chukwuka Okakwu 16. Aliyu Aisha Yakubu 17. Aminu Ahmadu Dauda 18. Aminu Halimat Sadia Abdullahi 19. Asuzu Obioma 20. Ayoola B Oyebanjo 21. Ayoola Oluwabukola 22. Babayo Abdulhakeem Abdullahi 23. Carpenter Barka Muhammad 24. Dahiru Isa Abba 25. Ejike Emmanuel Ibe 26. Ekayi Nyofo Shitta 27. Essien Innocent Joshua 28. Ethel Isioma Ojije 29. Farida Zuhair 30. Fatima Baba Shehu 31. Fatima Imam 32. Hajara Sani 33. Hanafi Abubakar Mujeli 34. Hassan Usman 35. Ibeh Nnadozie Nathaniel 36. Ibironke Ifeoluwa Adetunbi 37. Ibrahim Ahmed Lawan 38. Ibrahim Kabir Tijjani 39. Ibrahim Muhammed Kabir 40. Ibrahim Usman 41. Idigo Ifeanyi Charles 42. Iheomamere Chikezie Chikwendu 43. Ikyembe Terseel Ikyembe 44. James Elizabeth Edidiong 45. Jibril Abdullahi Ibrahim 46. Joel Ugochukwu Jones 47. John Irimiya Balewa 48. Kamaludden Tukur Tafida 49. Loretta Laoye 50. Maryam Abubakar 51. Maryam Adamu Badamasi 52. Mbwiduffu Ibrahim Auta 53. Mohammad Ahmad Adamu 54. Mohammed Ali 55. Mohammed Ameer Ibrahim Bunu 56. Muhammad Isah Rumu 57. Muhammad Muhammad Magasa 58. Muhammed Hassan 59. Musa Ibrahim 60. Mustapha Mariam Bukola 61. Na’abba Fatima Ghali 62. Nagode Abdulrahman 63. Nasreen Mamman-Daura 64. Odelola Oyekunle Isimenme 65. Okocha Uzoma Meshark 66. Olajide Tolani Kudirat 67. Olawunmi Adedoyin Kayode 68. Omitokun Omolola Temitope 69. Omoile Kingsley Ucheka 70.Onoja Uwane Jessica 71. Oruche Chukwudubem Godwin 72. Owoade Adedamola Kazeem 73. Princewill Eva 74. Rabiu Musa Mbulo 75. Sadik Uba Sule 76. Sadiq Inuwa Baba 77. Salami Bashirat Omolola 78. Samaila Shehu 79. Shima Kuma 80. Solomon Ezra Monde 81. Sunday John Momoh 82. Taslim Ganiyu Olalekan 83. Temitope Adeola Odunowo 84. Titilayo Tola Olowoniyi 85. Ukute Patrick Ewere 86.Usman Buba Jalo 87. Yahaya Sani 88. Yakub Umar Yakub 89. Yamani Sanusi 90. Yinusa Bilikis Orekuleyin 91. Yisa Daniel Nma After Buhari’s victory at the presidential poll last year, the wife of the president Aisha Buhari made a significant remark about her status saying that she will prefer to be called the wife of the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria than the First Lady of Nigeria. The Nigerian leader has taken a critical step towards cutting the cost of governance with the establishment of the Efficiency Unit which will vet all key expenditures of Federal Ministries.