You’ll appoint your son, Yusuf as CBN Gov – HURIWA kicks as Buhari appoints in-law NSPMC boss. The First Lady’s older brother Ahmed Halilu has been denied the position of managing director of the Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Company, NSPMC Plc, according to the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, or HURIWA.
If the claim is accurate, President Muhammadu Buhari may have violated his oath of office, according to HURIWA.
The rights organization cited a media story to claim that Alhaji Halilu, the first lady’s older brother, had taken over the corporation in an acting capacity after Abbas Masanawa resigned on May 16, 2022.
According to reliable sources, the appointment was accepted by the president on the advice of Godwin Emefiele, the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, who also serves as the NSPMC board.
Given Halilu’s illustrious academic and professional background, HURIWA stated in the statement endorsed by the National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, that there is no question as to Halilu’s competence or qualification to hold such an esteemed and professionally oriented position; however, the issue is the ethics of the President’s action and its legality in light of the fuller import of the constitutionally protected oath of office of the President of the Federa
The organization questions whether Buhari’s choice was influenced by his personal connections to Halilu, who is said to be related to him via marriage as the biological brother of his sole known wife and the First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Halilu is also supposedly related to Buhari by birth.
Insisting that it breaches the Federal Character principles of the Federal Republic of Nigeria established in the Federal Republic of Nigeria Constitution of 1999 as amended, HURIWA claimed that the appointment can be seen to be a case of nepotism.
HURIWA urged Buhari to cancel the appointment that may have gone against the Constitution by citing specific constitutional provisions. If this was not done before May 29th, 2023, HURIWA urged the National Assembly to look into the appointment’s legitimacy.
As the head of the organization that prints and mints Nigeria’s national currency, the president can appoint his brother-in-law, the rights group warned. “We may wake up to find out that Mr. President has appointed one of his foreign educated kids such as his son, Yusuf as the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.”