Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, has claimed that appointments made by President Muhammadu Buhari are in of favour Christians as well as the southern part of the country.

Speaking in an interview with a group of journalists and social media practitioners in Lagos weekend, the vice president countered allegations of nepotism against the President.

The vice president noted that the membership of Buhari’s cabinet comprised eighteen Christians and eighteen Muslims.

However, he pointed out that the two biggest appointments in government – the post of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation are being held by Christians.

The vice president said apart from assigning three huge portfolios to a single minister from the Southwest (Power, Works and Housing), Buhari also assigned two other sensitive portfolios (Communications and Finance) to ministers from the zone.

He said although the constitution requires that each state must have a minister in the federal cabinet, the president has a choice in assigning portfolios.


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