Buhari’s Ministerial Nominations Were Sold For N2.5b Per Slot – Man Claims Insiders Told Him



A columnist with a Nigerian daily, Nigerian Tribune, Professor Farooq Kperogi has shared what he claims to be an inside story regarding the nominations of President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term cabinet.

According to him, in a social media thread he titled “Ministership for Sale: Up to N2.5b Per Slot” Four different, dependable, and independent sources “who don’t know each other but who’re close to the corridors of power”  told him that some of the ministerial slots were up for sale – for up N2.5 Billion.

He said that except for a few ministerial nominations; those of  Adamu Adamu, Ali Isa Pantami, Mohammed Musa Bello, Babatunde Fashola and those conceded to Tinubu, others were up for the highest bidders.

He accused Chief Of Staff, Abba Kyari of coordinating the auction with the help of Mamman Daura with President Buhari being in the know.

He warned Nigeria can’t survive a Buhari second term, after noting “intractable insecurity, mass deaths and unprecedentedly raucous celebration of corruption”

See the thread below;

Farooq Kperogi, Ph.D@farooqkperogi

Ministership for Sale: Up to N2.5b Per Slot--THREAD
I declined to comment on the ministerial list Buhari sent to the Senate for 2 reasons: I was deeply distraught by what I heard about the process that produced it & I wanted to confirm the info from trustworthy people who should

Farooq Kperogi, Ph.D@farooqkperogi

know. Four different, dependable, and independent sources who don’t know each other but who’re close to the corridors of power were eerily united in telling me that except for a few ministerial nominations (notably those of Adamu Adamu, Ali Isa Pantami, Mohammed Musa Bello, Raji


Farooq Kperogi, Ph.D@farooqkperogi


Fashola whom Buhari himself personally penciled— and those that were conceded to Tinubu) every other post was literally auctioned off to the highest bidder. One Jeddy Agba from Cross River State, a Diezani protégé who defected to APC to avoid EFCC scrutiny, was said to have given

Farooq Kperogi, Ph.D@farooqkperogi

Abba Kyari up to N2.5 billion for his nomination. I was told that, at a point, the incredibly rapacious Abba Kyari, in fact, removed Musa Bello’s name from the list and sold the spot to someone else. Buhari somehow found out and recalled the list. Bello is the son of Buhari’s


Farooq Kperogi, Ph.D@farooqkperogi

Replying to @farooqkperogi

very close friend. That was what inspired his saying that he’d only appoint people he “personally” knew. Of course, as usual, he lied. If people are required to pay hundreds of millions of naira as a precondition to be appointed ministers, it means they’re being invited

Farooq Kperogi, Ph.D@farooqkperogi

corruption bazaar. They’ll have to raid and pillage the national treasury to recoup their “investment.” My sources said Buhari knows that Abba Kyari and his boss, Mamman Daura, auctioned off ministerial slots to the highest bidders, & he is at peace with it. This didn’t surprise

Farooq Kperogi, Ph.D@farooqkperogi

Replying to @farooqkperogi

me because Buhari is himself an unmitigated but carefully managed fraud. Nevertheless, Nigeria had never descended to this low watermark of shamelessly undisguised fraud. One of my sources said, “The rottenness is unprecedented and no society or country can survive this level of

Farooq Kperogi, Ph.D@farooqkperogi

fraud, crime, and sleaze.” This confirms what I’ve always said: that Nigeria can’t survive a Buhari second term. There’s no way it can. Apart from intractable insecurity and mass deaths, Buhari’s second term is also shaping up to be an unprecedentedly raucous celebration of


Farooq Kperogi, Ph.D@farooqkperogi

Replying to @farooqkperogi

corruption, injustice, depravity, and debauchery. It’s going to get ugly, really ugly. Get ready!

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