Reactions have continued to trail the resignation of Co-founder of BudgIT, Seun Onigbinde, who recently announced his appointment as Technical Adviser to the Minister of State for Budget and National Planning.
BudgIT is a Nigerian civic-tech organization that has been monitoring projects completed and abandoned by government and lawmakers who earmarked money for such projects.
Onigbinde gave in to pressures from the social media users who had condemned his appointment having said he wanted to try new experience.
In a public letter released over his resignation, Onigbinde noted that : “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.”
While noting that his sincere interest is to see a Nigeria that grows and optimise resources for the benefits of all Nigerians which was what compelled him to accept the offer to provide technical skills.
He wished the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration well adding that he will always be of help to the federal government in his capacity as the Director of BudgIT.
“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.”
This development has led to mixed reactions from Twitter users. Read them below.
That Seun Onigbinde is he a YouthCorper, Wailers keep shouting they should allow him to serve his fatherland.I don’t understand ni o
— Buhari’s sister🇳🇬 (@DaminaboEric) September 16, 2019
Seun Onigbinde treads the path of honour; resigns his appointment.
People should learn to put their money where their mouth is. You cannot disapprove of a Govt & want to be a part of it at the same time. Wailers should learn the art of constructive criticism cos u never know!🤷♂️ pic.twitter.com/hL3y61TJQ7
— Songofsixpence (@BonaOtsu) September 16, 2019
I don’t know the rationale behind including @DrJoeAbah in Seun’s issue. He gave his candid view and you all are behaving as if he cares about your view.
E wá bí gba lọ.
I feel Seun Onigbinde shouldn’t have resign. He is to work as a consultant not as member of staff.
— Oluwaseun Aleshinloye (@aleshdking1) September 16, 2019
I don’t think Seun Onigbinde @seunonigbinde should have resigned, though he’s free to.
People holding public office are always under public scrutiny- some comments plainly set out to undermine.
If he had carefully thought this through, his decisions are his.
— Wemimo Adewuni (@wemimospot) September 16, 2019
Some people called Seun Onigbinde a hypocrite, same people are disappointed about his resignation pic.twitter.com/HJ6LjXAErh
— Oba Rapi Ika 👑 (@jay_rapiano) September 16, 2019
So because Seun Onigbinde resigns from further serving as your Technical Adviser, he suddenly lacks integrity?
— Ubong-Abasi Aqua-Imeh (@barontarzan) September 16, 2019
Seun Onigbinde tops the trend list again for his resignation.
Morals: Anything you do, people will talk. Don’t blame them. It is yours to be focused so that you won’t chicken out because of media reports or bants.
The end justifies the means, remember! pic.twitter.com/X539qZyU2E
— Alfred Olufemi ※ (@iam_alfred1) September 16, 2019
Seun Onigbinde resigned…
I’m just saying this for the future…
If I really want to take any shit up, I don’t care what your lot says.. I’ll take the darn job because I’m good at it, I’ve earned it and I can work with it.
— Precious O’Dahunsi (@Premauj) September 16, 2019