Buhari guilty of nepotism, has four relatives working in Aso Rock, US-based scholar alleges

Buhari guilty of nepotism, has four relatives working in Aso Rock, US-based scholar alleges

United States based scholar and columnist, Farooq Kperogi has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of nepotism. Equally important, Kperogi, a fierce critic of the current administration has alleged that Buhari has four blood relatives working with him in Aso Rock.

Kperogi, an Associate Professor of Journalism & Emerging Media, made the allegations on his official Twitter handle.

He noted that, contrary to his stance in 2015; the President now has several of his kith and kin working directly with him as his official assistants. In addition, Kperogi alleged that many of these appointees have become multi-millionaires while others are billionaires.

Meanwhile, Kperogi has identified the four relatives as Abdulkarim Dauda, Sabiu “Tunde” Yusuf, Dauda “Zeze” Habu and Musa Haro.

According to him, the first, Dauda is Personal Chief Security Officer (PCSO) to President Buhari.

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“Like Mamman Daura, he is Buhari’s nephew. His father, Dauda Daura, is Buhari’s half-brother from the same father. He is de facto president Mamman Daura’s full biological brother.

“I exposed a recent secret memo Buhari sent to the Nigeria Police (where Abdulkarim is officially employed as Commissioner of Police after 3 unnaturally rapid promotions in three years) instructing it to circumvent time-honored public service rules & extend his service till 2023 even though he should’ve retired this year on account of being in the Police for 35 years,” Kperogi alleges.

Buhari, Daura and Kyari

President Buhari has other relatives in his government, Kperogi insists

In addition, Kperogi identifies the second relative, Yusuf as the President’s Private Secretary; going on to describe him as a very influential and powerful figure. Furthermore, Kperogi insists Tunde is only a nickname.

Also, he noted that Yusuf’s mother is Hajia Halima, a sister of Mamman Daura  (more popularly known as “Hajja Madam” in Daura) who died in 2018.

“Sabiu, who is in his 30s, is one of the most powerful people in Nigeria today. He determines who sees and who doesn’t see Buhari.

“Only Mamman Daura and Abba Kyari can overrule him. By several accounts, he is now a billionaire, although he had no formal work experience before Buhari became president. He used to sell recharge cards in Daura until 2015!”

Additionally, Kperogi reveals that the third relative, Habu, is a nephew of Mamman Daura.

“He’s Senior Personal Assistant to Abba Kyari, the de facto acting president/VP. His father, Habu Kurma, is Mamman Daura’s younger brother. (Kurma is the Hausa word for deaf. He’s called Kurma because he’s deaf, but this isn’t derogatory in Hausa culture where people are habitually identified by their disability).”

Equally important, he identifies the last relative, Haro as a Personal Assistant (Domestic Affairs) to Buhari. In addition, Kperogi alleged that his mother, Hajia Kwalla – a twin, has blood ties to the President as his biological sister.

In conclusion, he cites another allegedly controversial appointee of the President.

“Ahmed Rufa’i Zakari. He’s Special Adviser to the President on Infrastructure. He isn’t Buhari’s biological relative, but he is his relative by marriage and informal adoption.”

Also, he alleged that Ahmed’s mother is Amina Zakari, another appointee of the President.


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