#MinisterialList: ‘A Diversion From Shi’ite Protest Killings, Retirement for Governors’ [TWEETS]
Mixed reactions have trailed Tuesday’s release of a list of President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministerial nominees.
Coming barely 24 hours after the bloody Shi’ites protest on Monday in Abuja during which a Channels Television reporter, Precious Owolabi, Police DCP Usman Umar and at least 11 other Nigerians were killed, there are concerns that the announcement of the ministerial list is a subtle diversion to distract Nigerians from the killings.
In the ministerial list which is currently the major trending topic on Twitter Nigeria, former governors and senators like Godswill Akpabio and Rauf Aregbesola are nominees. Several ministers in the previous cabinet also made the list raising queries about the non-inclusion of relatively young Nigerians in the new cabinet. Ahead of the 2019 presidential elections, President Buhari had promised to appoint young Nigerians into his cabinet if re-elected.
See some tweets that captured the opinions of Nigerians on the #MinisterialList;
55 Days later the 43 names on #TheList are out. I stand to be corrected but I can’t see any nominee that is under 40.
What happened to youth inclusion in governance? We need more young and innovative people as Ministers.
— Olu W. Onemola (@OnemolaOlu) July 23, 2019
Sadiya Umar Farouk – Zamfara State. https://t.co/PE7fY3gTam
— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) July 23, 2019
Barely 24 hours after the killing of a @channelstv reporter, a Police DCP and 11 other Nigerians during a #FreeZakzaky protest, the Presidency has released the #MinisterialList to create a distraction. Take a look at the trending topics on Twitter today. We have moved on already!
— Alhaji Table Breaker™ (@yemi_adebowale) July 23, 2019
Gbemi saraki sacrificed his brothers senate president seat for a ministerial slot lol. Ambode was just a pawn in the chessboard whose political relevance has gone into extinction. The game is on.
Note: The #MinisterialList is just a distraction in respect to the shitte menace.
— Mazi Emmanuel Eze 🇳🇬 (@MOnwuasoeze) July 23, 2019
They’ve turned ministerial appointment to governors’ retirement scheme. These same people that failed their states for about 8 years have been appointed to fail the nation for d next 4. Sorry 4 Nigeria!!! #MinisterialList
— Kunlexy (@Rajgan4edu) July 23, 2019
A leader is only as effective as the quality of his team.
Do you believe that President @MBuhari #MinisterialList will move Nigeria forward or backward?
I’m curious to know what you think.
LIKE for YES.
RETWEET for NO.
— FelaDUROTOYE (@feladurotoye) July 23, 2019
Any Nigerian youth celebrating the newly released #MinisterialList sure has the lowest depth of low self-esteem. As a youth, there is nothing in there for you except crumbs off the floor. Anyway, all choices have consequences, this is yours to face.
— EEU. 🇳🇬 (@royaltyuso) July 23, 2019
Not only is this #MinisterialList something to reward loyalists with, it is also to enrich the political war chests of some APC political aspirants. Nothing about competence or the task of rescuing Nigeria from the edge
— Edward Israel-Ayide (@wildeyeq) July 23, 2019
This #MinisterialList is a brazen act of segregation of our industrious, ingenious, resourceful, talented and educated youths. the average age of those in the list is 60yrs for God’s sake!
This act has desecrated the sanctity of the #nottooyoungtorun bill you signed last year
— Yaron_NorthSide🇳🇬❤️🙏 (@FFahishtee) July 23, 2019
What is my offence? I cannot find my name on the Ministerial nominees list.
Please get back to me, don’t be unfortunate.
— Paul Mogbolu (@Iammisterpaul) July 23, 2019
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