Nigerians drag Festus Keyamo over Minister of State position
Former spokesman of the President Muhammadu Buhari campaign team in the 2019 general elections, Festus Keyamo (SAN), has been mocked by Nigerians following his appointment as the Minister of State for the Niger Delta, where he will serve under former Akwa Ibom State governor, Godswill Akpabio.
While those in his camp may be rejoicing over the appointment, many Nigerians are finding it funny and have mocked him severely on social media.
Before the portfolios were assigned by the President on Wednesday, August 21, a cross section of Nigerians had hoped that Keyamo would be made Minister of Justice as he had said he would unbundle the Supreme Court during his ministerial screening by the Senate.
But obviously, the Presidency thought otherwise as he made Keaymo a Minister of State and this has got Nigerians laughing him to scorn.
Read some of the funny comments on Twitter following the announcement:
“Obviously, the cabal shipped him to be Minister of State for Niger Delta, to pacify regional agitations with constitutionality. #BuhariCabinet
— Hon. Ben Igbakpa (@benigbakpa)
Festus keyamo after hearing his portfolio?? …baba was low-key expecting Minister of Justice? #BuhariCabinet
— Osirmah (@osirmah)
@fkeyamo, sir, do you know why you were not appointed AGF after all your struggles and big big grammar in the NASS? I will tell you FOC. Festus Keyamo is not a Northerner or a Muslim. So you see that in this @MBuhari administration; it is tribe and religion over competence.
— OGBUAGU (@tonymourinho) August 21, 2019
Festus Keyamo who many thought would be used to change the judiciary was given Minister of State for Niger Delta. It’s so heart breaking to see that Buhari doesn’t know how to put his best men in their natural habitat. #BuhariCabinet
— Ogechi Obi-Chikero (@chikerooo)
Akpabio is now the minister of Niger Delta while Keyamo is the State minister for Niger Delta. Festus Keyamo is a former EFCC prosecutor while Godswill Akpabio is a former EFCC suspect. The suspect is now the prosecutor’s boss. This is Nigeria!!’#NextLevelCabinet
— KING DOXA (@shugar_007)
Festus Keyamo after receiving his portfolio?
— Boda JoE?? (@Bodajoe_)
Upon all the lecture Festus Keyamo gave. Niger Delta whaaat?
— Salim Tahir (@Limtor_)
#BuhariCabinet: Akpabio & Festus Keyamo as Ministers of Niger Delta? God save us in Niger Delta. How can they bring two extremely compromised, disliked and confrontational people to head a volatile ministry like the Niger Delta? I hope militancy does not resume because of these two.
— The Omonile Lawyer™ (@MatthewOttah)
Festus Keyamo minister for Niger Delta (States). Didn’t see that coming. LMAO#BuhariCabinet
— Dä Godfather HIMSELF (@Alfred_Aji)
So Festus Keyamo is now Godswill Akpabio’s boy? The same Festus who tried to prosecute Akpabio when he was a PDP guy? Poor Festus. The AGF position too, he didn’t even smell it. It was given to a Northerner. Poor Festus. Your ambition is useless under Buhari. #NextLevelCabinet