Adebayo Shittu, a former Minister of Communications, has asserted that former President Muhammadu Buhari never required his ministers to account for their ministries’ operations,Daily Trust report.
Shittu’s comments came in response to the ongoing retreat that ministers associated with Tinubu are currently participating in, as he discussed during an interview on Channels TV’s Politics Today.
“Buhari did not issue any directives or demands. It’s important to note that Buhari and Tinubu are distinct individuals. Based on my knowledge of Buhari, he tends to be more reserved. Once he entrusts a task to someone, he typically refrains from inquiring about the specific methods employed.
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“I feel it’s important to convey this information in the national interest, as it can guide future governments. In the Buhari administration, there was minimal direct oversight; you essentially needed to proactively approach him if you wanted attention within four years.
“Ministers submitted their memos, but supervisory mechanisms were limited. Tinubu, on the other hand, appears to be approaching things differently. In his recent statement, Tinubu demonstrated a commitment to a different approach. One aspect I would suggest adding is a more transparent and quantifiable form of ministerial supervision.”