By Temidayo Akinsuyi
A former Senator who represented Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Shehu Sani has faulted the ministerial appointments made by President Bola Tinubu especially in the Ministry of Defence.
The President appointed two former governors, Mohammed Badaru, former Jigawa state governor as Minister of Defence; Bello Mattawale, immediate past governor of Zamfara state as Minister of State, Defence.
In a series of tweets on his official X (formerly Twitter) handle, Sani said while Matawalle should use his position to rid Zamfara of bandits terrorising the state, Badaru shouldn’t have been appointed Minister of Defence.
“In view of the security challenges faced by this country, I thought the Defence Minister should be a retired Military officer with experience and records of accomplishments. That office shouldn’t be just political especially at this time”.
“Matawalle is the Minister of State for Defence and not the ‘Senior’ Minister. His presence there factored Zamfara and its banditry challenges. This is a challenge and an opportunity for him to takeout Turji, Aleru and other terrorist kingpins in his state”.
“The ‘Senior’ Minister for Defence has no experience in Defence matters. A retired Army, Airforce or Naval officer is the best for Defence”.