Nigerian News Anchor Expresses Concern Over Ministerial Nominees and Mocks President Tinubu’s Promise on Port Harcourt Refinery

Concerns Raised Over Number of Ministerial Nominees

Nigerian news anchor, Rufai Oseni, has voiced his reservations regarding the large number of ministerial nominees selected by President Bola Tinubu.

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Initially, 28 names were nominated for ministerial positions, but on Wednesday, President Tinubu submitted an additional 19 names to the Senate for screening.

The Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, read out the names on the Senate floor following the screening of the first batch of nominees sent by the President the previous week.

The second batch of names includes five former governors and some other prominent politicians.

With the addition of the 19 new nominees, the total number of candidates now stands at 47, leaving Oseni questioning how President Tinubu plans to cut down the cost of governance with such a significant number of ministers

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. In a tweet, Oseni expressed his disbelief, stating, “In all of this, Pres Tinubu wants to work with 47 ministers and we say cut costs of government.

We are jokers.”

Mockery Over President Tinubu’s Promise on Port Harcourt Refinery

Rufai Oseni has further mocked President Bola Ahmed Tinubu over his promise that the Port Harcourt Refinery would commence operations in December 2023.

The promise was made during a meeting with various labor unions in response to nationwide protests against what the labor unions described as ‘anti-people’ policies introduced by the Tinubu government since its inception.

President Tinubu mentioned that the Port Harcourt Refinery would start operations after the completion of the ongoing rehabilitation contract between the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Limited (NNPCL) and Italian firm, Maire Tecnimont SpA.

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In response to this promise, Oseni took to his Twitter page and drew a comparison with the private refinery owned by Dangote, which was commissioned in May with the promise to start operations in June but has yet to begin.

Oseni sarcastically remarked about the situation, highlighting that the Federal Government had directed local refineries on how fuel prices could be marginally lower than imports, but the refineries have failed to adhere to this directive.

He tweeted, “From waiting for a private refinery now we are waiting for Port Harcourt refinery in Dec. Hahahahahah.

I repeat if our local refineries produce petrol and they buy in the Naira equivalent of the dollar for crude, the price will be marginally lower than the import.

FG has directed them but they haven’t.”

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