Following the resignation of Kemi Adeosun, the former finance minister, the President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Zainab Shamsudan Ahmed as acting finance minister to replace Adeosun.
However, Nigerians have taken to their various social media handles to voice out their dissatisfaction on such move, which they described as ethnocentric, nepotism, and religiously sentimental.
Here is are excerpts from social media tweets and posts;
“Two consecutive Northern Muslims appointments by Buhari in 24 hours????This man unapologetically Tribalistic and Sectional.
We have not recovered from Yusuf Magaji Bichi’s controversial appointment, we’ve yet been hit by another Zainab Ahmed.
Nigeria has been sold!!!”
“PMB picks Mrs Zainab Ahmed, former Minister of State, Budget & National Planning to replace Former Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun. She should be replaced by someone from the South West.”
“It’s easy for Buhari to appoint Zainab Ahmed to take over from Kemi Adeosun but Mathew Seiyefa cannot take over from Lawal Daura, a northerner Bichi must be appointed. Why not appoint another Southerner for min of finance or we don’t have competent people from the south?”
“You have to admire Buhari….
This man doesn’t even care about public perception.
The minister of budget and planning is an Akwaibom Man Senator Udoma Udo Udoma but Buhari went over his head and invited a Junior minister(Zainab Ahmed) to oversee the ministry of Finance.”