With Folashodun Shonubi’s appointment as a Deputy Governor of the Central Bank Of Nigeria, eyebrows have been raised about President Buhari’s “imbalanced” appointments in the nation’s financial sector.
Shonubi was appointed to replace Oyo State’s Adebayo Adelabu, who according to reports resigned his position to throw his hat into the Oyo Governorship ring. The seasoned finance expert joins the likes of Segun Awolowo, Kemi Adeosun, Kayode Pitan, Yewande Sadiku and Adeola Adetunji as citizens of Ogun State that have enjoyed the President’s appointment in his making of Nigeria’s economic team.
Mr. Segun Awolowo was appointed as the Director General of the Nigerian Export Promotion Council, NEPC while Kemi Adeosun is the Minister of Finance and a former Commissioner for Finance in Ogun State.
Mr. Kayode Pitan was appointed Director General of the Bank of Industry, BOI while Yewande Sadiku was appointed into a key office of the Nigerian Investment Promotion Council, NIPC.
Former Coca-Cola Director, Adeola Adetunji completes the list of Ogun State citizens that have enjoyed President Buhari’s appointments.
While Ogun State has been the major beneficiary of this, with stakeholders in the South West complaining about the development, many have suggested that the presence of Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo and Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun as strong allies of President Buhari may be the reasons why the state is being favoured in appointments.
Ekiti, Oyo, Ondo, Lagos and Osun states may feel hard done by these appointments as continuously, President Buhari seems to show a special interest in the exploits of these individuals from Ogun.
Opinions have been made on the mincemeat made out of the fairness and balance being preached in Nigeria, as South Westerners, most especially believe that every state should be well represented in appointments.