Buhari Again~ By Kingsley Iwok
Ms Mary Uduk served and started working with Securities and Exchange Commissions, SEC in her early years of NYSC, and by stint of hard work and competence she rose up to become the most senior Director in the said Commission with an unparalleled track records contributing to the reason why the former Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun found her mostly qualified to replace the Ex-DG of the Commission, Mounir Gwarzo who was suspended for an alleged corruption and abuse of office.
Within two years of resumption, Uduk, an Akwa-Ibom born economist had reportedly received several accolades and commendations from high profile personalities and institutions in and outside Nigeria for excellence performance and radical reforms she brought to bear in the commission in addition to her tenacity and uncompromising disposition in discharged of her duties.
A reward for good work, they say, is more work, expectedly, this Reforrmist workaholic woman who ought to have been rewarded with the confirmation as a substantive DG after two years of unblemished records of service in acting capacity, has rather been removed by President Buhari today Tuesday 19 May, 2020 and replaced with Lamido Yuguda, his kinsman from the North.
In retrospect, out of the seven DGship and Chairmanship appointments into juicy commissions and agencies, made by the President in the last two months or thereabouts, six of them came from the North
1. Muheeda Dankata – Chairperson, Federal Character Commission
2. Jumai Audi – Chairperson, Law Reforms Commission
3. Kashim Ibrahim – Chairman BoT, TETFUND
4. Gambo Aliyu – DG, NACA
5. Muhammad Muhammad – DG, NEMA
6. Lamido Yuguda – DG, SEC
7. RG CAC
What manner of divisiveness and nepotism for God sake ?
These injustices coupled with a continued erection of superstructure of the North/South Dichotomy in a country with a sloganeering sobriquet: “One Nigeria” is enough to spark up a rising sentiments of the oppressed people of the South to begin the process of self-determination and separatism in any means possible ?
Enough is enough!