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Seun Onigbinde resigns after backlash

The co-founder of BudgIT Seun Onigbinde has resigned his appointment as the technical adviser to the minister of state for budget national planning.

Onigbinde announced his appointment on September 6 in Medium post. He faced an intense social media backlash over the appointment, mostly because of his past caustic criticism of President Muhammadu Buhari and his government.

“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,” Onigbinde said in another post on his Medium page.

“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.”

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