Convener of the #EndSARS (a movement against police brutality in Nigeria), Segun Awosanya, better known as Segalink, has advised President Bola Ahmed Tinubu not to allow former state governors to take a large chunk of the membership of his cabinet.
According to him, Tinubu would be better off working with technocrats than setting himself up for failure.
“HE President Bola Ahmed Tinubu MUST avoid the temptation to allow his cabinet to be dominated by former Governors. He is better off with technocrats of repute than positioning himself for failure.
“Ministerial positions shouldn’t be the retirement plan of any politician,” Segalink wrote on his Twitter page on Friday morning.
It was speculated earlier that President Tinubu is about to name the immediate-past Minister of Special Duties and former Governor of Benue State, Senator George Akume, as the new Secretary to the Government of Federation (SGF).
According to Western Post, Tinubu has decided on Senator Akume, his long-time ally, for the top job.
The President, according to available information, is expected to formally announce the appointment of Senator Akume alongside other personal aides between Friday and Monday next week.
Since his inauguration on Monday as the 16th President of Nigeria, expectations have been rife among many political actors and Nigerians for the appointment of personal aides of the President, leading to many speculations on social and mainstream media.
Reports emerged yesterday that President Tinubu had appointed the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, as the Chief of Staff to the President.
However, Gbajabiamila denied the appointment, asking Nigerians to ‘allow the system to work.’