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Osinbajo’s office releases video of Muslim appointees amid bigotry accusation

The office of the Vice-President has released a video showing Muslim appointees working with him.

The video was released amid allegations that Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo is biased against Muslims.

On Monday, Osinbajo finally declared his presidential ambition after several weeks of speculations.

Shortly after the declaration, Farooq Kperogi, a professor of journalism in the US, had in an article accused the vice-president of religious bigotry.

In the video released on Wednesday, 16 Muslims — comprising five females and 11 males — spoke about their positions, their states of origin and how long they have been working in the vice-president’s office.

Below are the names of Muslim appointees listed in the video:

Abdulrahman Ipaye (Lagos) — deputy chief of staff to the president, office of the vice-president

Mariam Uwais (Kano) — special adviser to the president on social investment, office of the vice-president

Babafemi Ojudu (Ekiti) — special adviser on political matters, office of the vice-president

Balkisu Saidu (Sokoto) — senior special assistant on legal research and compliance matters, office of the vice-president

Abdullahi Gwari (Yobe) — head of protocol and senior special assistant on foreign affairs

Olabisi Ogungbemi (Kwara) –special assistant on political matters to the president, office of the vice-president

Ahmad Zakari (Jigawa) — special adviser to the president on infrastructure, office of the vice-president

Afeez Kau (Kano) — personal assistant, office of the vice-president

Abdulrahman Baffa-Yola — special assistant to the president on political affairs, office of the vice-president

Muhammed Braima (Kwara) — special assistant on internally displaced persons (2015 – 2019); he was later appointed as special assistant on job creation

Mariam Masha (Lagos)– senior special assistant in humanitarian intervention

Yusuf Ali (Kwara) — special assistant to the president on power regulation, office of the vice-president

Gambo Manzo (Gombe) — special adviser on political affairs

Muritala Aliyu (Kogi) — special adviser on logistics

Ibrahim Salama (Katsina) — media assistant, office of the vice-president

Lanre Sasere (Lagos) — senior special assistant to the president on planning and coordination, office of the vice-president

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