Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has urged Igbos not to accept ministerial appointments offered by President Muhammadu Buhari to any member of the tribe.

Ohanaeze also said that any Igbo person appointed as a minister by Buhari would be nothing but a mere servant.

The comments were made by former Secretary-General of Ohanaeze, Chief Joe Achuzia.


“Having known that the President has distributed key positions to his brothers, what worries me is that ministers have been regarded as mere servants by the President. In other words, if an Igbo is appointed minister, he or she will be a mere servant,” Achuzia said.

“The question is, are we to take up such positions to go and serve him, to go and make him popular? Without an Igbo man being a minister, I do not think the President will survive. So, Igbo should not take ministerial position,” he added.


The President-General of the group, Chief Enwo Gary Igariwey also urged Igbos not to be disappointed at Buhari’s lopsided appointments.

Buhari has promised to appoint minister before the end of September.

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