Seun Onigbinde, a co-founder of BudgIT, has explained why resigned his appointment as technical adviser at the ministry of budget and national planning.
Onigbinde resigned his appointment on Monday following critisisms that trailed his appointment by both the pro and anti Buhari supporters who could’t understand why he chose to serve in a government he has consistently disagreed with.
In a statement on Monday explaining his decision to quit, the BudgIt co-founder explianed that the outrage over his appointment has created a complex narrative, which would engender an atmosphere of mistrust within the environment he was expected to function.
Onigbinde who explained his interest is to see a Nigeria that grows and optimises resources for the benefits of all, pledged his loyalty to the good cause of the country.
He said, ”Kindly recall that I sent out a note recently on my interest to seek new experiences and that I would be working as a Technical Adviser to the Minister of State for Budget and National Planning for a short period.”
”It is clear that recent media reports about my appointment have created a complex narrative, which I believe would engender an atmosphere of mistrust, as I planned to proceed.
”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.”
”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,” he concluded.