The media house has been awash with studies concerning the reported disengagement of about thirty 5 aides working or that had been previously working with the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo. A number of dailies had claimed that the affected aides had their Villa tags withdrawn on Wednesday and Thursday. The studies additional hinted that the aides had been appointed in August.
Though the workplace of the Secretary to the Authorities of the Federation that purportedly issued the disengagement letters denied that such sack occurred, Dailytrust on Thursday launched the names and portfolios of the affected aides.
I’ll reproduce a few of the names and their portfolios for Nigerians to resolve whether or not Osinbajo actually wants the affected aides within the first place;
I. Arukino Umukoro- SA, Niger Delta
II. Edobor Iyamu SSA, Niger Delta
III. Gambo Manzo SA, Political
IV. Bisi Ogungbemi SA, Political Issues
V. Bala Liman Mohammed SSA Financial system
VI. Akin Soetan SSA, Financial issues
VII. Yosola Akinbi SSA, NEC
VIII. Edirin Akemu SSA, Trade, Commerce & Funding
IX. Yussuf Ali SA, Energy laws
X. Morakinyo Beckley SA, Off-grid energy
XI. Tochi Nwachukwu SA, Energy Privatisation
XII. Tola Asekun SSA, Nationwide boundary fee
XIII. Lanre Osinbona- SSA, ICT
XIV. Imeh Okon- SSA, Infrastructure
XV. Jide Awolowo- SA, Oil and Gasoline
XVI. Lilian Idiaghe- SA, Analysis, Authorized and Compliance
XVII. Dolapo Vibrant SSA, Agro-Allied Worth Chain
XVIII. Toyosi Onaolapo SA, Neighborhood engagement
XIX. Aondaver Kuttuh Technical Assistant, Rule of Legislation
XX. Ife Adebayo SA, Innovation.
One of many marketing campaign guarantees of the present administration was discount in the price of governance. Such agenda in fact can solely be achieved if irrelevant political appointments aren’t made and political appointees deemed surplus to requirement are disengaged.
Does Osinbajo want two SA and SSA on Niger Delta when we now have a full Ministry and a Commission referred to as NDDC? Does the Vice President has want for 2 SAs on Political and Political issues? What duplicity is that this? What politics is he taking part in? Does the Professor of Legislation have any want for four aides on Financial issues even when his Financial Administration Workforce has been disbanded with Buhari organising the Financial Advisory Council?
I can go on and on. Let me remind my readers that some Businesses and Programmes that had been hitherto below the supervision of the Vice President have been ceded to some Ministries. These aides had been aiding Osinbajo once they had been nonetheless below the workplace of the Vice President. No marvel the aides had been deployed to the related Ministries and Businesses. Why drive aides on Ministers who might need engaged aides already, performing the identical duties as these redeployed to their ministries? Of course they turned redundant and have to be discarded.
These weaving their complete argument round 2023 and energy tussle between the VP and the fictional cabal should have a rethink and take into account the general curiosity of the nation. As we speak, a big chunk of the nation’s price range is put aside for recurrent expenditure with little or nothing for capital tasks. But we complain concerning the gradual tempo of growth within the nation. How can we develop when one man that makes little or no contribution to financial insurance policies have four SAs and SSAs? SAs on Niger Delta, which isn’t even below his watch?
Going ahead, the Presidency ought to overview appointment of aides to make room for effectivity. A Vice President with over 85 aides defies logic in the true sense of it.
Yunana Dungs wrote this piece from Jos, Plateau State and may very well be reached through firstname.lastname@example.org