Addressing Communication Gaps in the Tinubu Government
Laolu Akande, a former spokesperson for ex-Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, recently highlighted the need for enhanced communication within President Bola Tinubu’s government.
According to Akande, there appears to be a disconnect between the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), other relevant stakeholders, and Tinubu’s presidency.
Call for Improved Public Communications
Akande emphasized the potential for improvement in public communications within the Tinubu government.
He expressed his concerns about the current state of communication and suggested that proactive measures should be taken to bridge the existing gaps.
Tripartite Committee Proposal
During an interview on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily, Akande proposed the establishment of a tripartite committee.
This committee, comprising members from the ruling APC, the National Assembly, and the Presidency, would be dedicated to effective communication and information dissemination.
Akande believed that such a committee could prevent public disagreements and misalignments among key stakeholders.
Addressing Issues in National Assembly
Akande pointed out that effective communication could have prevented some northern APC members in the National Assembly from openly opposing the government’s plans to relocate certain departments of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) from Abuja to Lagos.
He stressed the importance of resolving communication issues between the presidency, lawmakers, and the ruling party for seamless governance.
Akande recalled a similar committee headed by Osinbajo during the administration of former President Muhammadu Buhari.
This committee successfully played a role in coordinating communication between different arms of the government and the ruling party.
Support for FAAN Operations Relocation
In addition to advocating for improved communication, Akande expressed support for the government’s plans to relocate certain FAAN operations to Lagos.
He highlighted the historical significance of Lagos as Nigeria’s aviation hub and pointed out that these departments were initially based in Lagos before being moved to Abuja by former Aviation Minister, Hadi Sirika.
In conclusion, Laolu Akande’s call for effective communication in the Tinubu government emphasizes the importance of coordination among key stakeholders.
The proposal for a tripartite committee and the reference to historical precedents underscore the need for proactive measures to ensure seamless governance and prevent public disagreements.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn