The South West Youth Forum (SWYF) has urged President Bola Ahmed Tinubu not to appoint any of the past Governors as Ministers in his cabinet which is expected to be constituted any time soon.
Chairman of the Forum, Comrade Funsho Ajimuda disclosed this in a press statement. He accused most of the past Governors of plundering their respective states into humongous domestic and foreign debts.
He said: “As it has been speculated that many of the immediate past governors in the country are lobbying to be appointed one minister or the other. It is an act of greed, shamelessness and
selfishness that 8 years executive governor will be angling to be a Minister while their political son is Governor.
“The Forum wish to reiterate that such advances from these Governors should be ignored. It is on record that this crop of Governors plundered their respective states and plunged the states into humongous debts- domestic and foreign.
“It is glaring that most of these past governors ruin government business without adequate plan, concept or blueprint. They are just after changing portfolio from the chief executive officer of the state to minister or senator. As governors, they had the opportunity to serve the people but they ended up serving themselves and their cohort alone with track records riddled with failed promises, corruption and inefficiency.
“These past governors have nothing again to offer. Evidence across Nigeria shows that most state governors have bastardized Nigeria’s educational system to the extent that Corpers are now in charge of most schools as a result of non-recruitment of Teachers. Even the few teachers available are owed backlogged of salary arrears,” it said.
He further urged the president to appoint better hands as ministers, individuals who are technocrats and willing to make good legacies, people who are managers and rescue the nation from the present economic doldrums.
“We have no doubt in your ability not to only defend over 220 million Nigerians but to also make lives bearable and affordable to ordinary Nigerians. We are confident that your experience in the public sector and track record in human resources management will be reflected in your ministerial nominees,” he added.