BudgIT Co-founder Seun Onigbinde Caves To Public Backlash, Resigns From Buhari’s Government

BudgIT Co-founder Seun Onigbinde Caves To Public Backlash, Resigns From Buhari’s Government

By Doyin Ajayi | Sub-Editor on September 16, 2019
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Seun Onigbinde, the co-founder of BudgITSeun Onigbinde, the co-founder of BudgIT
Seun Onigbinde, the co-founder of BudgIT

Seun Onigbinde, the co-founder of BudgIT, on Monday, September 16, 2019 announced his resignation as the Technical Adviser to the Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Clem Agba.

He publicised him resignation on his Medium page, a link of which he shared on his official Twitter handle.

Onigbinde said, “Upon further reflections on the furore that has been generated by my new role as the Technical Adviser to the Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, I humbly resign the appointment.”

He thanked Prince Clem Ikanade Agba, the minister who gave him the appointment, “for believing in my expertise and the privilege to serve”.

“I am very grateful to the Honourable Minister, Prince Clem Ikanade Agba, for believing in my expertise and I also thank everyone who sent his or her congratulations to me in the short period. I have also been humbled by the faith and belief that numerous persons have expressed in me,” Mr. Onigbinde weote.

“My sincere interest is to see a Nigeria that grows and optimises resources for the benefits of all Nigerians.

“My loyalty to the good cause of our nation, Nigeria compelled me to accept the call to provide technical skills and this experience has more than strengthened it.

“I also want to wish the Nigerian Government, led by President Muhammadu Buhari, well. I will always be of help to the federal government in my capacity as the Director of BudgIT, a critical fiscal transparency group, as I have been to several agencies. I would also work to ensure that BudgIT continues to build civic awareness on the right of every Nigerian to know how public resources are managed.”

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