Amaechi’s convoy engages in a show of shame, Education Ministry needs a new minister | YNaija Effectiveness Ranking for Ministers

Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi over the weekend was embroiled in a messy public show of shame, as his convoy clashed with that of Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike. Both men who have been at loggerheads for years traded blames over who was responsible for the clash with the minister saying, his “black jeep was intercepted and blocked at the junction by the security motorcycle outrider attached to Wike”, adding that, “gun-toting security men attached to Wike’s convoy, surrounded his car, threatening to shoot him”.

Amaechi like his successor should rein in his men so as to avert needless bloodshed in the state which is experiencing relative peace at the moment.

In the week under review, Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, was accused by Senator Dino Melaye of spending $350m without approval from the Senate. Responding to the allegations, Fashola, who takes the number one position in the YNaija Effectiveness Ranking for Ministers this week said the accusations were baseless, untrue and unfounded.

In the week under review, the Ministry of Defence under the watch of Mansur Dan Ali was accused of not executing a $1.4m United Nations contract. The report also claimed that the contract was awarded to a contractor with zero experience. In a bid to clear the air on the non-payment of the IkoyiGate whistleblower, Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun has said the ministry will reward the whistleblower this month.

The education ministry is in need of immediate change, and one wonders what President Muhammadu Buhari is doing retaining Adamu Adamu as education minister. Not long after the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) called off their strike, their polytechnic counterparts, the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) on Saturday announced that it will be embarking on an indefinite strike beginning on Monday.

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