Seun Onigbinde, the Co-founder of BudgIT, has resigned as the Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Technical Adviser.
He announced his resignation via his link medium.com page which he shared the link to his official twitter handle
Quoting Onigbinde as he wrote:
“AN UPDATE ON MY RECENT APPOINTMENT“
“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
He then announced his resignation as the ministry technical adviser.
“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.”
He further sent his best regards to the Buhari led administration and the ministry.
“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.”
“Thank you all.”
“God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria”.