Festus Keyamo, SAN, was yesterday sworn-in as Minister of State Niger Delta by President Muhammadu Buhari but many Nigerians are mocking his new position.
Before the portfolios were assigned, a cross section of Nigerians hoped the legal luminary would be made Minister of Justice as Keyamo also said he would unbundle the Supreme Court during his ministerial screening by the Senate.
Keyamo is now a trending topic on social media and Nigerians are having a field day dragging
On his twitter handle @benigbakpa, Hon. Ben Igbakpa wrote; “Festus Keyamo said he would unbundle the Supreme Court during his ministerial screening by the Senate. Obviously, the cabal think that’s exuberant. So, they shipped him to be Minister of State for Niger Delta, to pacify regional agitations with constitutionality.”
Similarly, Osirmah @osirmah said, “Festus Keyamo after hearing his portfolio????….baba was low key expecting minister of Justice.”
“@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, wrote.
On his part, another social media commentator, KING DOXA @shugar_007
wrote; “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!!’#NextLevel Cabinet.”
Similarly, another twitter user, @_oseremen, wrote; “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.”