Seun Onigbinde: Reactions trail FG appointment of BudgIT’s founder

The appointment of the founder of BudgIT, Seun Onigbinde as a Technical Adviser at the Ministry of Budget and National Planning has elicited a debate amongst keen political observers on social media.

1st News had reported that Seun Onigbinde made this revelation via a Medium post.

Excerpt from his statement reads, “Friends; I have accepted to take up an advisory role underwritten by an international development agency for an initial period of six months.

Onigbinde said he has taken a break from his role at BudgIT and focused on his new responsibility.

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In the technical advisory role, he will “be supporting the Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Prince Clem Agba; along with the issues of budget reform, development planning, and revenue growth.”

He has been a staunch critic of President Muhammadu Buhari and revealed the development after he deactivating his Twitter handle.

Seun Onigbinde will never run away from Twitter – BudgIT
However, Shakir Akorede, the Communication Associate of BudgIT, has revealed that Onigbinde would never run away from Twitter.

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This response was a sequel to the prevailing sentiment that Onigbinde had deactivated his Twitter due to his former stance as a vociferous critic of the president.

Akorede, who made this known in an interview on Friday, September 13, revealed that he knows Onigbinde would never leave Twitter, as it was a platform, on which he preached the gospel of transparency and accountability in government.

He said, “I know Seun, he would never run away from Twitter. It was a platform on which he talked about governance issues. He didn’t delete his Twitter account, it might have been deactivated.

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“Seun would never stop talking about governance. It is a matter of principles. This appointment would not change Seun as a person. I wish him the best of luck.

“In fact, Nigerians should be happy that they have someone to hold accountable in government.”

Here is a cross-section of diverse reactions after the appointment was made public:

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