….Says those plotting against him are unpatriotic Politicians with entitlement mentality


The Honourable Minister of State for Defence, H.E. Dr. Bello Muhammed Matawalle, MON, has reaffirmed the unwavering support of the Northern region for President Bola Ahmed Tinubu GCFR, stressing that the President’s commitment to the region’s development and security is unshakeable.


Dr. Matawalle’s statement comes amidst attempts by some politicians to undermine the President’s leadership, citing his style of governance as a reason. However, the Minister dismissed these attempts as mere power play by unpatriotic politicians with an entitlement mentality.


The Minister highlighted the numerous benefits the North has derived from President Tinubu’s administration, including strategic appointments and infrastructural development.


He listed several key appointments held by Northerners, including himself as Minister of State for Defence, Mohammed Badaru Abubakar as Minister of Defence, and others in key ministries which includes but not limited to:

Muhammed Idris – Minister of Information and National orientation


Coordinating Minister of Health and Social Welfare – Ali Pate


Minister of Agriculture and food security -Abubakar kyari


Minister of Youths- Dr. Jamila Bio Ibrahim


Minister of Foreign Affairs – Yusuf Tuggar


Minister of Budget and Economic planning – Atiku Bagudu


Minister of Water resources and sanitation – Joseph utsve


Minister of Steel development – Shuaibu Audu


Minister of State, Agriculture – Sabi Abdullahi


Minister of Special duties – Zephaniah Jisalo

Minister of Education Tahir Maman SAN

Minister of State Education Yusuf sununu

Minister of Police affairs Ibrahim Geidam

Minister of State Police Affairs Hon imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim

Minister of State water Resources Bello Goronto

Minister of Housing and urban development Ahmed Dangiwa

Minister of State Housing and urban Development Abdullahi Gwarzo

National Security Adviser


Director- General DSS

Director-General NIA

Chief of Defence Staff


Chief of Air Staff

Group managing Director NNPCL

MD NPA just to mention a few.


According to Dr. Matawalle, from the aformentioned list, he called on the Northern political leaders to allow Tinubu ample time to get Nigeria’s economy back on track.


As the Minister of State for Defence, Dr. Bello Muhammed Matawalle is playing a crucial role in actualizing President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s mandate on security.


He emphasized President Tinubu’s commitment to security, citing his efforts in the defence sector, including strategic policy development, counter-terrorism initiatives, capacity building, community engagement, regional security cooperation, humanitarian support, oversight, and coordination.


The Minister called on Northern political leaders to unite behind President Tinubu, to enable him implement his Renewed Hope Agenda and salvage the nation’s economy and politics.


He highlighted Mr. President’s love and commitment to the North, by listing the many benefits of having President Bola Ahmed Tinubu GCFR as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria pointing out many juicy political posts are being handled by Northerners compared to other regions of the country.


Dr. Bello Muhammed Matawalle is one of the ardent supporters of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration saying that no amount of political gang up can unseat the President, and no amount of blackmail can stop him from contesting for the Presidential election come 2027.


To him, the alleged move, by some selfish Northern Politicians masquerading as oracle for the North is just mere

power play by some unpatriotic northern politician without grassroot base.


Speaking on the the defence sector which he is handling, he said there was hope at the end of the tunnel as the President is committed to tackle the security situation head on.


“Let us unite around President Bola Ahmed Tinubu GCFR to salvage our battered economy and politics. This campaign of some selected Northern Politicians that are uncomfortable with the President’s style of governance are advised to join hands with the President in his Renewed Hope Agenda of moving the country to a prosperous and secured nation.


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