By Bola Kougbe
Reno Omokri, a former presidential aide, has derided two ministers in the President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet – Audu Ogbeh (Agriculture) and Kemi Adeosun (Finance) – over their suitability for their portfolios.
Omokri, who served as ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s aide on new media, cited the two minister’s incompetence as reason the country is in a recession. Omokiri posted the comment to Facebook.
“When you have someone who graduated with a BSc from a polytechnic (University of East London was a polytechnic at the time Kemi Adeosun attended and it was only upgraded to university status in 1992) as your finance minister in a country that has highly educated, skilled and experienced hands from every part of the nation, what you are begging for is a recession.
“Then you combine it with a minister of agriculture who read French you are inviting famine.
“However, it is not from my mouth you will hear what will happen when you have a President who, during a recession, prioritizes reading cartoons over other serious issues in a newspaper”, Omokri wrote.