Revealed: Positions Allocated To Privileged Citizens In The Illegal CBN Employment

 

SaharaReporters has identified the offices and titles allocated to 91 of the persons tied to influential and highly placed Nigerians recently offered juicy appointments by the Central Bank of Nigeria
(CBN) in a secretive and illegal high-stakes hiring process aimed at consolidating favour with the presidency.

The beneficiaries of the CBN’s employment gerrymandering include daughters of such figures as former Vice President Abubakar Atiku; Mamman Daura, one of the closest members of the president’s inner circle; former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ghali Na’aba; Inspector General of Police (IGP) Solomon Arase; as well as sons of Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources and of Abdurahman Danbazzau, the Minister of Internal Affairs; along with a niece of President Muhammadu Buhari and at least 86 others.

The scandalous recruitment was first uncovered by SaharaReporters two weeks ago, but in the past few days, they obtained exclusive identification of the ranks assigned to each of the beneficiaries.

The leaking of the irregular hires by the CBN caused significant embarrassment for the government and the bank.  The CBN’s Director of Human Resources, Chizoba Mojekwu, was redeployed to a new position as the bank’s Director of Capacity Development and IT after CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, accused her of being behind the leaking of the list.

Our sources disclosed that each Senator was reportedly given an employment slot, meaning that the Upper House alone could have put in 100 persons in the implementation of Mr. Emefiele’s political job multiplication strategy.

While some of them nominated their wards, however, we learned that others sold their slots for huge amounts of money.

SaharaReporters learnt that the CBN often went to great lengths, including tweaking the names of the beneficiaries, to hide the actual identities of the beneficiaries of politically motivated recruitment, such as using the beneficiary’s first name and his/her father’s middle name.

In that schema, for instance, the bank disguised Maryam Atiku as “Maryam Abubakar,” while the son of Dambazau became “Nagodi Abdulrahman.”  In other instances, the bank used the maiden names of the hired persons instead of their married names, thus permitting Ali Ndume’s daughter access to her fat pay cheque as “Mariam Mohammed Ndume.”  It is unclear how their academic and professional certificates, if any, matched these names in the bank’s human resources records.
The recruitments are illegal because the CBN failed to advertise the vacancies as prescribed by law to allow all qualified Nigerians to apply for the jobs. In addition, the bank’s “political” recruitments did not follow principle of federal character set out for employment by government agencies and other public institutions.
“Jobs were just handed to the children of ministers in the current administration,” one bank official stated.

To add insult to injury, many of the new hires were asked to pick their department of choice once their irregular employment was concluded, the source said.
The job placement ranking obtained by SaharaReporters sees some of the illegally hired persons being given higher rankings than others.  This suggests that such new employees actually had years of experience in relevant fields before their employment by the CBN, but our sources at the bank affirmed that the ranks were given as gifts with a nod and a wink to some of them with no consideration for extant rules whatsoever.

Several civil organizations have called upon Mr. Emefiele to resign his appointment on account of the scandal, neither he nor the government has responded officially.

Below is the full list of 91 people illegally hired by the CBN with their ranks:

1. Fatima Baba Shehu – Assistant Manager Step 01
2. Carpenter Barka Muhammad – Assistant Manager Step 02
3. Abiola Ologburo Adeniran – Assistant Manager Step 01
4. Akinwunmi Ayodeji Akintola – Assistant Manager Step 01
5. Abubakar Mohammed Yahaya – Assistant Manager Step 01
6. Usman Buba Jalo – Assistant Manager Step 01
7. Aduwak Laraba – Deputy Manager Step 01
8. Aina Michael O – Deputy Manager Step 01
9. Taslim Ganiyu Olalekan – Deputy Manager Step 01
10. Ethel Isioma Ojije – Deputy Manager Step 01
11. Abdulnasir Haruna – Deputy Manager Step 02
12. Iheomamere Chikezie Chikwendu – Deputy Manager Step 02
13. Solomon Ezra Monde – Deputy Manager Step 02
14. Aminu Ahmadu Dauda- Manager Step 01
15. Sunday John Momoh – Manager Step 02
16. Mustapha Mariam Bukola – Senior Supervisor 1 Step 01
17. Ayoola Oluwabukola – Senior Supervisor 1 Step 01
18. Adefela H. Adejuwon – Senior Supervisor 1 Step 02
19. Owoade Adedamola Kazeem – Senior Supervisor 2 Step 01
20. Omitokun Omolola Temitope – Senior Supervisor 2 Step 01
21. Ibrahim Ahmed Lawan – Senior Supervisor 1 Step 01
22. Maryam Adamu Bahamas – Senior Supervisor 1 step 0
23. Olajide Tolani Kudirat – Senior Supervisor 1 Step 01
24. Temitope Adeola Odunowo – Senior Supervisor 1 Step 01
25. Mohammed Ameer Ibrahim Bunu – Senior Supervisor 1 Step 01
26. Hajara Sani – Senior Supervisor 1 Step 01
27. Abdulmalik Atta – Senior Supervisor 1 Step 01
28. Nagode Abdulrahman – Senior Supervisor 1 Step 01
29. Ahmed Aminu-Kano – Senior Supervisor 1 Step 01
30. John Irimiya Balewa – Senior Supervisor 1 Step 01
31. Na’abba Fatima Ghali -Senior Supervisor 1 Step 01
32. Abdullahi Mohammed Nuradeen – Senior Supervisor 1 Step 01
33. Sadiq Inuwa Baba – Senior Supervisor 1 Step 01
34. Sadik Uba Sule – Senior supervisor i step 01
35. Olawunmi Adedoyin Kayode – Senior Supervisor 1 Step 01
36. Ibironke Ifeoluwa Adetunbi – Senior supervisor 1 Step 01
37. Ikyembe Terseel Ikyembe – Senior supervisor 1 Step 01
38. Princewill Eva – Senior Supervisor 1 Step 01
39. Abdul-hakeem Mohammed Ali – Senior Supervisor 1 step 01
40. Mbwiduffu Ibrahim Auta – Senior supervisor 1 step 01
41. Essien Innocent Joshua – Senior Supervisor 1 Step 01
42. Titilayo Tola Olowoniyi – Senior Supervisor 1 Step 01
43. Aminu Halimat Sadia Abdullahi – Senior Supervisor 1 Step 02
44. Abba Mustapha Shettima – Senior Supervisor 1 Step 02
45. Farida Zuhair – Senior Supervisor 1 Step 02
46. Ekayi Nyofo Shitta – Senior Supervisor 2 Step 01
47. Omoile Kingsley Ucheka – Senior supervisor 2 Step 01
48. Muhammed Hassan – Senior Supervisor 2 Step 01
49. Ukute Patrick Ewere – Senior Supervisor 2 Step 01
50. Ibrahim Kabir Tijjani – Senior Supervisor 2 Step 01
51. Maryam Abubakar – Senior Supervisor 2 Step 01
52. Odelola Oyekunle Isimenme – Senior Supervisor 2 Step 01
53. Yinusa Bilikis Orekuleyin – Senior Supervisor 2 Step 01
54. Muhammad Muhammad Magasa – Senior Supervisor 2 Step 01
55. Ayoola B Oyebanjo – Senior Supervisor 2 Step 01
56. Mohammad Ahmad Adamu – Senior Supervisor 2 Step 01
57. Alexandar Chukwuka Okakwu – Senior Supervisor 1 Step 01
58. Okocha Uzoma Meshwork – Senior Supervisor 2 Step 01
59. Hassan Usman – Senior Supervisor 2 Step 01
60. Dahiru Isa Abba – Senior Supervisor 2 Step 01
61. Joel Ugochukwu Jones – Senior Supervisor 2 step 01
62. Ibrahim usman – Senior Supervisor 2 Step 01
63. Fatima Imam – Senior Supervisor 2 Step 01
64. Yisa Daniel Nma – Senior Supervisor 2 Step 01
65. Yamani Sanusi – Senior Supervisor 2 Step 01
66. Ejike Emmanuel Ibe – Senior Supervisor 2 Step 01
67. Jibril Abdullahi Ibrahim – Senior Supervisor 2 Step 01
68. Shima Kuma – Senior Supervisor 2 Step 01
69. Loretta Laye – Senior Supervisor 2 Step 01
70. Hanafi Abubakar Mujeli – Senior Supervisor 2 Step 01
71. Ahmed Zainab Shehu – Senior Supervisor 2 Step 01
72. Musa Ibrahim – Senior Supervisor 2 Step 01
73. Oruche Chukwudubem Godwin – Senior Supervisor 2 Step 01
74. Yakub Umar Yakub – Senior Supervisor 2 Step 01
75. Idigo Ifeanyi Charles – Senior Supervisor 2 Step 01
76. Asuzu Obioma C – Senior Supervisor 2 Step 01
77. James Elizabeth Edidiong – Senior supervisor 2 Step 01
78. Salami Bashirat Omolola – Senior Supervisor 2 Step 01
79. Ibrahim Muhammed Kabir – Senior supervisor ii step 01
80. Kamaludden Tukur Tafida – Senior Supervisor 2 Step 01
81. Ibeh Nnadozie Nathaniel – Senior Supervisor 2 Step 01
82. Samaila Shehu – Senior Supervisor 2 Step 01
83. Mohammed Ali – Senior Supervisor 2 Step 01
84. Rabiu Musa Mbulo – Senior Supervisor 2 Step 01
85. Aliyu Aisha Yakubu – Senior Supervisor 2 Step 01
86. Yahaya Sani – Senior Supervisor 2 Step 01
87. Muhammad Isah Rumu – Senior Supervisor 2 Step 01
88. Onoja Uwane Jessica – Senior Supervisor 2 Step 01
89. Ahmad Aminu – Senior Supervisor 2 Step 01
90. Nasreen Mamman-Daura – Senior Supervisor 2 step 02
91. Babayo Abdulhakeem Abdullahi – Senior Supervisor 2 Step 01