The social media was put on agog just last week as Oluseun David Onigbinde, co-founder BudgIT was found worthy to be the Technical Adviser to Budget and Planning Minister.
People were of different opinion, some in his support for picking up such while some were bitterly against him owing to the fact that he use to criticize President Buhari led administration.
Seun’s supporters were of the view that his appointment will be an added advantage to the crumbling government because of his wealth of experience in respective of the fact that he criticizes the government a lot.
The whole tearing apart started when Seun deleted his twitter account which he later claimed that he was out of data subscription, a stand many people still doubt. In what turn out to be another great shock, Oluseun resigned the post earlier today.
In a Medium post where he announced his resignation”, Oluseun the data analyst wrote:
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 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.
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.
However, the budget expert did not end his resignation without thanking all Nigerians, prayed for the nation and also promised to be of assistance to the nation, what a great compatriot! Further tweets from him revealed that there is more to what is known at the surface level.