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“Where are the Nigerian brain-boxes?” – Funmilayo Adesanya-Davies 

“Where are the Nigerian brain-boxes?” – Funmilayo Adesanya-Davies

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Re: Cynicism Greets Tinubu’s Ministerial List

Former Presidential Candidate of Mass Action Joint Alliance (MAJA) in 2019 election, Prof Funmilayo Adesanya-Davies has reacted to the report titled, “Cynicism Greets Tinubu’s Ministerial List,” a news headline reported in Independent Newspaper, Nigeria by Ejikeme Omenazu, on July 30, 2023 over the weekend.

Adesanya-Davies, a professor of Applied Linguistics is serving currently as a University lecturer and the Country President of the United Nations Positive Livelihood Awards Centre (UNITED NATIONS-POLAC) and the Chairman on Board of the NEC, UN-POLAC.

On individual reactions, Ejikeme Omenazu reported that, “Keen observers of the Presidency have raised fears that the ministerial nominees recently submitted to the Sen­ate by the Presidency, contrary to expectation, may not have represented the nation’s best brains after all.

Funmilayo Adesanya-Davies similarly asks, “Where are the Nigerian brain-boxes?” For instance, “Where are the Fela Durotoye, the Tope Fasua, the Kingsley Mughalu, the Remi Sonaya, of Nigeria and the likes; those past energetic youthful Presidential candidates with burning zeal, passion and intelligence to turn Nigeria around sighted at interviews, town hall meetings and debates; where are they on the President Asiwaju Tinubu’s government of National Unity and Competence ministerial list!”

It would be recalled that President Bola Tinubu a few days ago submitted a 28-man ministerial list to the Senate for screening and confirmation. The list, which is short of the 36 constitutionally required for the government to have a full-fledged cabinet, is said to be the first installment for him to meet the 60 days constitutional re­quirement for a president to sub­mit such a list after inauguration. The requirement is to guard against what happened during the first term of President Mu­hammadu Buhari when he op­erated for six months without ministers.

In his reaction, Ambassa­dor Dr. Kalu Ofon Emmanuel, the Lagos State Chapter Presi­dent, the International Human Rights Protection Service, Flor­ida, USA, stated: “From my own personal point of view, President Tinubu has made his choice of ministerial list and submitted it to the Nation­al Assembly. The list is okay by him, but not acceptable by Nigerians.

“Watch out, there is nothing substantial the National As­sembly can do about it because most of them are his boys. Take it or leave it, 95 percent of them will be approved. Most of them are known by their re­cords of evil perpetrators and should be very ashamed of themselves.

“The rights and privileges of innocent Nigerians were raped, denied, killed, deprived, extorted with gross inhumane treatment when they were gov­ernors. Nigerians need men and women of integrity and hon­our in the nomination list of the President, if he truly means well for the country’s growth and development.”

Adesanya-Davies added, “Tinubu doesn’t need to present a compensation list for any reason, he should be up to the task as a Nigerian highly respectful elder statesman President. No fear, no favour, because the stakes and expectations are high.”

In his comment, Barrister Emeka Iheonu, a member of the African Bar Association (ABA) said: “I learnt that a supplementary list will be pre­sented by President Bola Tinu­bu to add to the current list of 28 persons.

“I suspect that the selected persons are his friends and those who worked for him during his campaigns. They may not be the best brains need­ed to work for the best interest of ordinary Nigerians.

“I also do not support the idea of just listing names and sending them to the Senate without ministries attached to the names. He should have devi­ated from the usual practice to make a little difference.”

Hon Shakirudeen Olofin, the former State Chairman of the New Nigerian Peoples Par­ty (NNPP), stated: “The minis­terial nominee’s submitted by the President to the National Assembly portrayed Govern­ment of National Unity,

“People from diverse back­grounds are chosen into the cabinet. This is the first time we have eight female nominees into the ministerial position. Adesanya-Davies remarked, “This is a welcome development and is quite commendable.”

“This is also the first time we would be having represen­tatives from other political par­ties making it into the list. “Which is again remarkable,” she added.

“I am also impressed with the inclusion of youths into the cabinet, youth like 36-years-old Dr Betta Edu, the nominee from Cross River State. Adesanya-Davies says, that takes kudos!

“Our expectations from the President and the ministers are very high and we demand for quality dividends of democracy. We wish them the best of God’s guidance and we pledge our support to them in provid­ing capacity Leadership to the nation.”

Adesanya-Davies concludes, “We look forward to inclusion of more men and women of integrity and honesty, the best brains need­ed to work for the best interest of ordinary Nigerians, those who are intelligent, capable, determined and confident to sail ashore the ship called Nigeria.”

Read more …

“Cynicism Greets Tinubu’s Ministerial List – Independent Newspaper Nigeria” https://independent.ng/cynicism-greets-tinubus-ministerial-list/

Former Presidential Candidate of Mass Action Joint Alliance (MAJA) in 2019 election, Prof Funmilayo Adesanya-Davies has reacted to the report titled, “Cynicism Greets Tinubu’s Ministerial List,” a news headline reported in Independent Newspaper, Nigeria by Ejikeme Omenazu, on July 30, 2023 over the weekend.

Adesanya-Davies, a professor of Applied Linguistics is serving currently as the Country President of the United Nations Positive Livelihood Awards Centre (UNITED NATIONS-POLAC) and the Chairman on Board of the NEC, UN-POLAC.

Ejikeme Omenazu reported that, “Keen observers of the Presidency have raised fears that the ministerial nominees recently submitted to the Sen­ate by the Presidency, contrary to expectation, may not have represented the nation’s best brains after all.

Funmilayo Adesanya-Davies similarly asks, “Where are the Nigerian brain-box?” For instance, “Where are the Fela Durotoye, the Tope Fasua, the Kingsley Mughalu, the Remi Sonaya, of Nigeria and the likes; those past energetic youthful Presidential candidates with burning zeal, passion and intelligence to turn Nigeria around sighted at interviews, town hall meetings and debates; where are they on the President Asiwaju Tinubu’s government of National Unity and Competence ministerial list!”

It would be recalled that President Bola Tinubu a few days ago submitted a 28-man ministerial list to the Senate for screening and confirmation. The list, which is short of the 36 constitutionally required for the government to have a full-fledged cabinet, is said to be the first installment for him to meet the 60 days constitutional re­quirement for a president to sub­mit such a list after inauguration. The requirement is to guard against what happened during the first term of President Mu­hammadu Buhari when he op­erated for six months without ministers.

In his reaction, Ambassa­dor Dr. Kalu Ofon Emmanuel, the Lagos State Chapter Presi­dent, the International Human Rights Protection Service, Flor­ida, USA, stated: “From my own personal point of view, President Tinubu has made his choice of ministerial list and submitted it to the Nation­al Assembly. The list is okay by him, but not acceptable by Nigerians.

“Watch out, there is nothing substantial the National As­sembly can do about it because most of them are his boys. Take it or leave it, 95 percent of them will be approved. Most of them are known by their re­cords of evil perpetrators and should be very ashamed of themselves.

“The rights and privileges of innocent Nigerians were raped, denied, killed, deprived, extorted with gross inhumane treatment when they were gov­ernors. Nigerians need men and women of integrity and hon­our in the nomination list of the President, if he truly means well for the country’s growth and development.”

Adesanya-Davies added, “Tinubu doesn’t need to present a compensation list for any reason, he should be up to the task as a Nigerian highly respectful elder statesman President. No fear, no favour, because the stakes and expectations are high.”

In his comment, Barrister Emeka Iheonu, a member of the African Bar Association (ABA) said: “I learnt that a supplementary list will be pre­sented by President Bola Tinu­bu to add to the current list of 28 persons.

“I suspect that the selected persons are his friends and those who worked for him during his campaigns. They may not be the best brains need­ed to work for the best interest of ordinary Nigerians.

“I also do not support the idea of just listing names and sending them to the Senate without ministries attached to the names. He should have devi­ated from the usual practice to make a little difference.”

Hon Shakirudeen Olofin, the former State Chairman of the New Nigerian Peoples Par­ty (NNPP), stated: “The minis­terial nominee’s submitted by the President to the National Assembly portrayed Govern­ment of National Unity,

“People from diverse back­grounds are chosen into the cabinet. This is the first time we have eight female nominees into the ministerial position. Adesanya-Davies remarked, “This is a welcome development and is quite commendable.”

“This is also the first time we would be having represen­tatives from other political par­ties making it into the list. “Which is again remarkable,” she added.

“I am also impressed with the inclusion of youths into the cabinet, youth like 36-years-old Dr Betta Edu, the nominee from Cross River State. Adesanya-Davies says, that takes kudos!

“Our expectations from the President and the ministers are very high and we demand for quality dividends of democracy. We wish them the best of God’s guidance and we pledge our support to them in provid­ing capacity Leadership to the nation.”

Adesanya-Davies concludes, “We look forward to inclusion of more men and women of integrity and honesty, the best brains need­ed to work for the best interest of ordinary Nigerians, those who are intelligent, capable, determined and confident to sail ashore the ship called Nigeria from 2023.”

Read more …

“Cynicism Greets Tinubu’s Ministerial List – Independent Newspaper Nigeria” https://independent.ng/cynicism-greets-tinubus-ministerial-list/

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