- The National Legal Adviser of the African Action Congress (AAC), Inibehe Effiong, has reacted to the appointment of Festus Keyamo as Minister of Aviation, others
- The human rights lawyer said he is struggling to see the basis for the appointment and Dele Alake as Minister for Solid Minerals
- During an exclusive interview with Legit.ng, Effiong said he does not know the experience they have to have been appointed to head such ministries
FCT, Abuja - A prominent human rights lawyer, Inibehe Effiong, has faulted the ministries President Bola Ahmed Tinubu assigned to some of his cabinet members after they were successfully screened and confirmed by the Nigerian Senate.
Effiong said he does not know what kind of experience Festus Keyamu has to have been assigned to head the Ministry of Aviation or Dele Alake to be in charge of the Ministry of Solid Minerals.
He said he struggles to see the basis for their appointment into those ministerial positions.
Speaking with Legit.ng in an exclusive interview, he said:
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“Festus Keyamu, the senior advocate as Minister of Aviation, I don't know what experience he has in aviation. Because the whole idea is that you appoint people into positions or portfolios that they have reasonable experience or expertise or knowledge. So if the Minister is to supervise a ministry in which he has little or no technical expertise over a function, that person will then be very vulnerable to bureaucrats and people who have been in the system so it is important for one to have knowledge of the sector before one is given a ministerial position in that sector. So I don’t know what experience Keyamo has in Aviation.
The Minister of Solid Minerals, Dele Alake, I don't know what industry experience he has in that sector also for him to be made the Minister of Solid Minerals.”
Why is Tinubu reserving petroleum for himself?
Effiong tackled President Tinubu for reserving the Ministry of Petroleum for himself. He said he does not understand the fascination about petroleum and wondered why there are two ministers of state and no Minister of Petroleum.
“I also don't know why there isn't a Minister of Petroleum. I don't know what the fascination about petroleum is that we will have two ministers of state and there is no Minister of Petroleum. And we have about 48 individuals appointed as ministers. So I would have thought that one of them should be the minister of Petroleum, I don't know if Tinubu is reserving that for himself.”
Lawyer tackles Tinubu over 48 ministerial nominees
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that a prominent lawyer Inibehe Effiong has tackled President Bola Ahmed Tinubu over the 48 ministerial nominees you sent to the Nigerian Senate for screening and confirmation.
Effiong said 48 ministerial nominations is a sign that President Tinubu is not willing to do the right things.
Why Wike, El-Rufai should not be ministers -Effiong
The National Legal Adviser of the African Action Congress (AAC), Inibehe Effiong, said he does not believe former Rivers and Kaduna state governors, Nyesom Wike and Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, should be ministers.
Effiong said a large number of the 28 ministerial nominees of President Bola Tinubu were career politicians and he find the list uninspiring.