Kemi Adeosun dropped her resignation on Friday after the certificate forgery scandal.
To replace her, President Muhammadu Buhari approved that the Minister of State Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed.
Ahmed is to henceforth oversee the Ministry of Finance with effect from today, September 15th.
However, the appointment of Zainab Ahmed, a northerner has sparked national debate. While some have argued that priority shouldn’t be placed on the tribe of the appointee but on her qualifications, some others say Buhari is tribalistic.
See reactions below
After appointing another Muslim Northerner to head DSS, @Mbuhari replaced @HMKemiAdeosun with a Muslim Northerner, Zainab Ahmed. If given the chance, the nepotic Buhari will replace even the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria with a Northern Muslim! #RenosDarts
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) September 15, 2018
This Zainab Ahmed's appointment made me understand that In Nigeria, when government makes any appointment, the first thing her citizens look out for is his/her tribe, religion and region instead of CV and competence. And you are wondering why we are not growing as a country
— Your Village People (@Onyema_Donald) September 14, 2018
Why are y'all focused on Zainab Ahmed being a Northerner rather than being competent?
Did anyone Atleast try to check her CV? I guess not.
Buhari has the right to appoint anyone, so far he can trust and work with them.
Zainab Ahmed is a Nigerian and if she's good so be it ✌ pic.twitter.com/e6sF3mWSjH
— Murphy Jesse 👑 (@Murphyjesse) September 15, 2018
When a northerner was announced the new dss boss, we called it tribalism, they argued that position was originally held by a northerner.Fayemi resigned, a notherner took over and today Zainab Ahmed is taking a position originally held by the west. Tribe has always been a prob.
— true (@kuku_dash) September 14, 2018