Anti-Igbo Doctrine: Buhari Excludes SE from NCC Board

President Muhammadu Buhari in his second term continues his anti-Igbo policy and exclusion of the South-East geo-political zone from Federal Government appointments in utter disregard of the Federal Charcter principle.

The latest infraction is the utter exclusion of the SE from the National Communications Commission, NCC board while the North occupies majority of the seats.

Current composition of the NCC board is as follows:

South West – 2
North West – 2
South-South – 1
North East – 1
North Central – 2
South East - 0

Wednesday, Sen Uche Ekwunife (PDP-Anambra) raised this point  of concern noting that the South-East did not have a commissioner on the NCC board which is against the Federal Character principle.

“Mr President, distinguished colleagues, Section (8)1 of the Nigerian Communications Act 2003  stated that all the six geopolitical zones of Nigeria should have members serving on the board.

South East is completely out and I hereby seek the leave of my colleagues for you to intervene in this matter. This is an opportunity to correct this anomaly,” Sen. Ekwunife asserted. reports that  President  Buhari, recently presented Adeleke Adewolu, as South West nominee to the Senate for confirmation as Executive Commissioner of the NCC. The Senate has confirmed him. further reports that when Sen. Francis Onyewuchi Ezenwa, Imo-PDP urged the Senate to step down confirmation of the South West nominee pending further investigation why the South East has no representation, he was over ruled by the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan.

Sen Lawan however urged the Senate committee on Communication to investigate the matter on the alleged non inclusion of South East and report to plenary on October 15
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