Keyamo to Serve as Junior Minister to Akpabio – a Man He Once Prosecuted for Corruption
Festus Keyamo, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria has been appointed Minister of State for Niger Delta in President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet announced on Wednesday at the Aso Rock Villa, Abuja.
As Minister of State for Niger Delta, Keyamo’s boss is former Governor of Akwa-Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio – a man once prosecuted for corruption by Keyamo while he served as a prosecutor at Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
See some social media reactions:
There’re too many exciting vignettes in @MBuhari‘s new Cabinet but few are as riveting as the Niger Delta Ministry where the Minister of State, a former @officialEFCC prosecutor, will arrive this afternoon to find a man whom he had prosecuted for corruption, as his Snr Minister pic.twitter.com/xhbEgcQ2Ge
— Chidi Odinkalu (@ChidiOdinkalu) August 21, 2019
Festus Keyamo said he would Unbundle the Supreme Court during his ministerial screening by the Senate. Obviously, the cabal think that’s exuberant. So, they shipped him to be Minister of State for Niger Delta, to pacify regional agitations with constitutionality.#BuhariCabinet
— Hon. Ben Igbakpa (@benigbakpa) August 21, 2019
Sharon Ikeazor is wasted as Minister of State Environment. Buhari has missed an opportunity to give a serious person serious work. Keyamo is wasted as Minister of State ND too. Lots of portfolio mismatches, can’t even say I’m surprised . Shame!
— King Arthur (@KingArthur9ja) August 21, 2019
I will unbundle the Supreme Court
Buhari and APC: pic.twitter.com/ofdKhkwND6
— Dr Muhammad U. Suleiman (@mohagirei) August 21, 2019
Festus Keyamo after receiving his portfolio pic.twitter.com/f75VC1e5yX
— chukydyk (@chukydyk2) August 21, 2019
So Keyamo (Minister of State, Niger Delta) is now answerable to Akpabio (Minister, Niger Delta)? Wonders shall never end! The prosecutor is now under his suspect… What an infamous way of fighting corruption.#Dramas_unfolding😹😹😹#Follow_ifbk💕💕💕 pic.twitter.com/N5rmJ63rmF
— #Young_billionaire💰💵💲🚨 (@OFFICIAL_JERRRY) August 21, 2019
Congratulations Festus Keyamo
You’re now a junior minister to the man u were supposed to prosecute for EFCC.#HowFarSoFar?
— LeaponConcepts (@leaponevents) August 21, 2019
Keyamo was widely acclaimed to have delivered a sterling performance at his ministerial screening where he declared he would unbundle Nigeria’s Supreme Court if appointed Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation.
Won ti gbe Festus Keyamo ni handicap, baba was talking about how will do this and that as Attorney general, won gbe baba si under Godswill Akpabio.
From prosecuting Akpabio as EFCC lawyer to working under Akpabio. Aye le o
— Zaddy Ajala (@UNCLE_AJALA) August 21, 2019
Just realized Akpabio is now Keyamo’s Boss. Let that sink in for a minute.
Yes, Keyamo is currently in court representing EFCC in a corruption case against Akpabio.
Akpabio- Minister of Niger Delta
Keyamo- Minister of State, Niger Delta.
This is Nigeria!
— Abiodun Adebayo (@IamAdebayoh) August 21, 2019
I don’t think festus keyamo @fkeyamo deserves to be treated like this. Akpabio couldn’t even deliver is constituency. Festus worked is ass out. He deserve AGF or minister of justice. I may not agree with him but he really worked for Buhari more than anybody. #BuhariCabinet
— Era Unuigbe (@EraRepair) August 21, 2019
#BuhariCabinet Akpabio & Festus Keyamo as Ministers of Niger Delta? God save us in Niger Delta. How can they bring 2 extremely compromised, disliked and confrontational people to head a volatile ministry like the Niger Delta? I hope Militancy does not resume because of these 2. pic.twitter.com/ULklYDft4Y
— The Omonile Lawyer™ (@MatthewOttah) August 21, 2019
Festus Keyamo working under Akpabio is punishment to be honest.
The character clash he is about to witness will either destroy or tame him.
— Ndi Kato (@YarKafanchan) August 21, 2019
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