Wike Missing As Babachir Lawal Lists Tinubu’s Competent Ministers

Wike Missing As Babachir Lawal Lists Tinubu’s Competent Ministers

  • The former SGF, Babachir Lawal, has shared his views regarding the appointment of Bola Tinubu's ministers
  • The politician noted that he only knew two out of the 46 ministers under Tinubu's government who would deliver
  • He stated further that he had called the two ministers, David Umahi and Wale Edun, and congratulated them on their appointments

Legit.ng journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

FCT, Abuja - A former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal, has made a shocking comment about the 46 ministers serving under President Bola Ahmed Tinubu's cabinet.

Bola Tinubu, APC, Babachir Lawal, Dave Umahi, Wale Edun
Lawal lists Umahi and Wale Edun as Tinubu's most capable ministers. Photo credit: Babachir Lawal, Wale Edun, Governor David Nweze Umahi
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In an interview with Arise News TV on Wednesday, November 8, Lawal disclosed that only two out of the 46 ministers were competent.

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He maintained that former Ebonyi state governor and now minister of works, David Umahi and Wale Edun, finance minister, were the only ministers he was certain were "round pegs in round holes".

Lawal added that he had informed and congratulated them on their appointments.

Babachir Lawal stated thus:

"Based on my knowledge of some of President Tinubu’s friends, I had an idea of who will occupy what position when he announced his cabinet of 46.
"I like to remind you that we were friends with Bola Tinubu for many years and I know the people around him.
"And I had the suspicion that based on my knowledge of some of his friends, I had an idea of who would occupy what positions and what he is going to do.
"When he has announced his cabinet of 46, to be sincere I only acknowledged two people as being competent and I phoned those two people and congratulated them, and confessed to them that they are round peg in round holes.

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"The first person is Dave Umahi, who is the minister of works and before he became a governor, he was a civil engineer, building roads. So I considered him a round peg in a round hole. And I congratulated him on the appointment.
"The second person I thought was a round peg in a round hole was the minister of finance, Mr. Wale Edun. I also congratulated him."

Babachir Lawal calls APC Islamic party of Nigeria

Legit.ng reported earlier that Babachir Lawal claimed that some key allies of President Tinubu reached out to him following his statement on Tuesday that Peter Obi won the 2023 election.

Describing All Progressives Congress as an Islamic party, Lawal, a Christian from Adamawa state, insisted that Obi won the last election. He said:

“The thief knows who stole the item”.

According to him, all that was left for the party was a name change.

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The APC fired back and said Lawal is "a burden unto himself".

According to the party, Lawal, 69, needs counselling.

Source: Legit.ng

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