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Kperogi reacts to Osinbajo’s ‘propaganda video’ on Muslim appointees

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Rayyan Alhassanhttps://dailynigerian.com/author/rayyan/
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or www.facebook.com/RayyanAlhassan, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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A famous US-based media scholar and columnist, Professor Farooq Kperogi, has faulted a propaganda video released by the Office of the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, showing Muslim appointees in his office.

Mr Kperogi, in a series of viral articles, had accused Mr Osinbajo of religious bigotry, saying most of his appointees are not only Christians but members of an influential pentecostal church, Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG.

The professor argued that the appointees of the Office of the Vice President were appointed by the president and posted to the deputy’s office.

“Well, those appointees in the video—along with others who’re Christians—were actually appointed by the Presidency and posted to the Vice President’s office.

“This is an age-old tradition. That he has a need to showcase Muslim appointees sent to his office by the Presidency not only betrays the ridiculous extreme he’s prepared to go to hide his well-known and obvious bigotry, it also dramatizes the truth of his anti-Muslim (and anti-other-Christian-sects) bigotry.

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“Well, let’s look at the appointments he SINGLEHANDEDLY made in 2019 WITHOUT the input of the presidency when Buhari was away in London for a 15-day medical trip.

“The appointments were so outrageously lopsided that the presidency terminated them forthwith. Daily Trust exclusively published the names on Nov. 7, 2019. (See link in comments).

“So, Osinbajo’s own discretionary hires are a better judge of the religious complexion of his appointments than the appointees sent to his office by the presidency. Look at them and make up your mind:

1. Ajibola Ajayi, Special Assistant, Legal
2. Lanre Osinbona, Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on ICT
3.  Imeh Okon, SSA on Infrastructure
4.  Jide Awolowo, SA, Oil & Gas
5. Gambo Manzo, SA Political
6.  Edobor Iyamu, SSA, Niger Delta.
7. Imeh Okon- SSA, Infrastructure
8. Lilian Idiaghe- SA, Research, Legal and Compliance
9. Arukino Umukoro- SA, Niger Delta
10. Bala Liman Mohammed- SSA Economy
11. Dolapo Bright -SSA, Agro Allied Value Chain
12. Toyosi Onaolapo- SA, Community engagement
13. Bisi Ogungbemi -SA, Political Matters
14. Edirin Akemu -SSA, Industry, Trade & Investment
15. Akin Soetan -STA, Economic Matters
16. Aondaver Kuttuh -Technical Assistant, Rule of Law
17. Ife Adebayo- SA, Innovation
18. Yussuf Ali -SA, Power regulations
19. Tola Asekun -SSA, National boundary commission
20. Morakinyo Beckley -SA, Off grid power
21. Yosola Akinbi -SSA, NEC
22. Tochi Nwachukwu -SA, Power Privatisation
23. Bode Gbore -SSA, Political
24. Abdulrahman Baffa Yola -SA, Political
25. Kolade Sofola -SA, Infrastructure
26. Ebi Awosika -STA, Community Engagement
27. Muyiwa Abiodun -SSA, Power
28. Forri Samson Banu -SA, Entrepreneurship
29. Bege Bala -SA, BPE
30. Feyishayo Aina -SA, Community engagement
31. Halima Bawa -SA, Community Engagement
32. Nkechi Chukwueke -SA, Community engagement
33. Ilsa Essien -SA, Media
“I’ve confirmed more scandalous examples of Osinbajo’s bigotry that I’ll share tomorrow. Keep a date,” Mr Kperogi added.
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