Twitter Erupts as BudgIT Co-Founder Onigbinde is Appointed Aide to Buhari’s Minister
BudgIT co-founder Oluseun Onigbinde has been appointed as technical advisor to Nigeria’s minister of state for budget and finance Clem Agba.
“Friends, I have accepted to take up an advisory role underwritten by an international development agency for an initial period of six months,” Onigbinde said in the post.
BudgIT, which he headed before now, demands transparency, citizen engagement and accountability most especially in public finance from government officials.
The BudgIT co-founder, however, said he remains loyal to his “values of appreciating the right of every citizen to ask the hard questions that public resources must be accounted for and that civic spaces and individual rights must be keenly protected.”
The appointment has generated mixed reactions on Twitter with criticisms and commendation. See some tweets;
Dear @ZShamsuna, the appointment of Seun Onigbinde as your adviser is rather unfortunate. He worked against the re-election of PMB during the last election. Pls see below exerpts of some of his tweets. I suggest you consider another person pls.@Ayourb@jeffphilips1@Zahrahmusa pic.twitter.com/4dy2AcQCfC
— Abu-Abdullaah (@Seesadiq) September 13, 2019
Please kindly invite Seun Onigbinde to your program @Politicstoday to come and lecture us about Buhari policies..
We want to hear him talk about incompetent and nepostic Buhari…..
— Ehix (@Ehix07) September 13, 2019
Seun Onigbinde got appointment with the Buhari government and quickly deleted his twitter account…typical cashtivist 😂
— Sidney 🚀♨ (@sidramatics) September 13, 2019
I am pleased that Seun Onigbinde has been given an appointment by the Federal Govt. When I tell young people not to be too extreme, they abuse me as “Fencist.” In 2015, you are all in for Buhari. 2019, you are all in against Buhari. Your country is bigger than Buhari. Think am o.
— Dr. Joe Abah (@DrJoeAbah) September 13, 2019
Seun Onigbinde deleted his Twitter account after getting appointment for Buhari’s government.
The same Buhari that we all detest his government.
I am learning a new lesson from this.
“CRITICISE THE GOVT UNTIL THEY APPOINT YOU AND KEEP QUIET”
— Tosin Olugbenga (@TosinOlugbenga) September 13, 2019
Seun Onigbinde spent the past few years criticizing Buhari’s inept Govt & holding many other Govt parastatals accountable via @BudgITng. He has been invited to fix what he has always criticized & y’all think he is better off as an arm chair critic? Allow the man to do his job!
— FAVOUR ONYEOZIRI (@LifeOfRouvafe) September 13, 2019
Seun Onigbinde spent 5yrs casting the APC govt as useless and irredeemably directionless for Nigeria.
Well guess who just got appointed into APC’s irredeemable govt?
Oga even deactivated his twitter account with 1000s of followers to safeguard his plum job from APC SM mobs. 🤣 pic.twitter.com/JzK6EChk7m
— Demola Aliyu Adeniran (@Demurleigh) September 13, 2019
1 Seun Onigbinde that called @MBuhari government a failed 1 now a technical adviser in Min of budget and planning. His Twitter account deactivated too…some guys aren’t at home the day they are selling shame for shikini money
— Otunba Dele Ojekunle (@sennext) September 13, 2019
Lol funny how its Seun that is taking the heat unlike the one that gave him the job despite the many qualified young people in our party. I think SP Ahmed lawan deserves an apology too. 🤨🤨🤨 https://t.co/bihFpIOpUq
— Peacock (@dawisu) September 13, 2019
Those criticising Seun for taking up d job are NOT out of line. But we need all d good hands we can get in govt today. Seun’s competence n passion not in doubt. He had worked probono for many govt agencies, including @nigeriaeiti. I respect n support his decision to serve Nigeria
— Waziri Adio (@Waziriadio) September 13, 2019
Seun Onigbinde deactivates his account after getting an appointment under the same government that he swore is cursed? Hmmmmm!!! That’s a bit shameless if you ask me 🤦🏽♀️🤣😭
— Lami Apejoye (@MsLami_A) September 13, 2019
Congrats to Nigeria for snagging my friend Seun Onigbinde as a technical adviser to the Minister of Budget and Planning. I’m know this is a great personal and professional sacrifice for him and grateful he is doing this for our generations unborn. Inspired as always!
— E (@iaboyeji) September 13, 2019
I support Seun Onigbinde taking up a role in a govt. ministry where his expertise will be brought to bear. Every Nigerian with the capacity and competence to serve should look to serve. The best activism for me is the one that knows to fix things as it knows what needs fixing!
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) September 13, 2019
Just because of an appointment, Seun Onigbinde deactivated his twitter account after spewing many of this. pic.twitter.com/HM7l15sYfz
— TallJohn🌍 (@JohnFanimokun) September 13, 2019
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