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Seun Onigbinde Bows To Pressure, Resigns Appointment As Technical Adviser


Seun Onigbinde Bows To Pressure, Resigns Appointment As Technical Adviser

Co-founder of BudgIT, Seun Onigbinde has resigned his appointment as technical adviser at the ministry of budget and national planning.

TheLagostimes gathered that Onigbinde tendered his resignation following a backlash by Nigerians on social media.

TheNation reports that Onigbinde had prior to the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari tweeted that whoever plans to vote for Buhari in 2019 don’t love Nigeria.

He wrote: “I will say this for the last time, if you plan to vote for Buhari or you encourage him for another term, you really don’t love Nigeria. You are either a closet ethnic jingoist or someone who worships mediocrity.”

His acceptance to work under the same administration he tongue-lashed backfired as many on social media blasted and described him as a man without “integrity.”

Onigbinde made his resignation announcement on his Medium Page, a link he shared on his official Twitter handle.

He said the recent media reports about his appointment have created a complex narrative, “which I believe would engender an atmosphere of mistrust, as I planned to proceed.

“Upon further reflections on the furore that has been generated by my new role as the Technical Adviser to the Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, I humbly resign the appointment.

“I am very grateful to the Minister, Prince Clem Ikanade Agba, for believing in my expertise and I also thank everyone who sent his or her congratulations to me in the short period. I have also been humbled by the faith and belief that numerous persons have expressed in me,” he wrote.

Ayomide Ayano

A writer, communicator, Graduate of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism and a Christian.

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