Ministerial appointment: Some portfolios mismatched – Atiku's aide, Bwala


An aide to Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the last general election, Daniel Bwala, has claimed that some of the positions President Bola Tinubu assigned to his ministers are mismatched.


Bwala spoke on Thursday while fielding questions on Channels Television’s Politics Today programme.


Recall that Tinubu had on Wednesday assigned 45 portfolios to ministers-designate who will be sworn in on Monday.


However, Bwala, also a former lawmaker, said he had reservations over the portfolios, arguing that some square pegs were put in round holes.


“I have reservations about so many of Tinubu’s ministers. I will caption my reservation as square pegs in round holes and the challenge of Renewed Hope. There are people who are not competent enough, in my view, to be on the list.


“There are people who are competent, but their portfolios are mismatched. Hannatu for example is made the minister of culture while her counterpart, Betta Edu is made minister of humanitarian.


“Secondly, the minister of state defence was a former governor who all through the four years his rating in fighting insecurity is 5 over 100. And now you made him minister of state to administer what?” He asked.

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