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Dino Melaye Senator says Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun is incompetent [VIDEO]

Melaye had earlier called for Adeosun’s sack due to the economic crisis being witnessed in the country.

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Sen. Dino Melaye

(Nairaland)

Senator Dino Melaye has said that Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun is incapable of handling Nigeria’s economy.

Melaye had earlier called for Adeosun’s sack due to the economic crisis being witnessed in the country.

The senator made the comment on Monday, September 5, 2016, during an appearance on Channels TV.

“She has appeared before the senate on two occasions and from my own personal assessment, she does not have the competence, the wherewithal. You begin to ask yourself how many million dollars portfolio has she handled or managed before becoming a Minister of Finance," he said.

 

“A Minister of Finance, especially for an economy like Nigeria needs one who has grabbed knowledge of our situation, who can take us out of the woods, and there is no way you would continue to apply a particular medicine to a particular ailment and you are not getting solutions and you continue to take that drug. The drug becomes injurious to the system.

Nigeria's Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun speaks at a news conference in Lagos, Nigeria, April 9, 2016. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye play Nigeria's Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun speaks at a news conference in Lagos, Nigeria, April 9, 2016. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

 

“The reason why I am calling for the sack of these individuals is because the magnitude and intensity of Hunger in the land is enormous. I am a member of APC and a very proud one at that but Hunger has no political party. Poverty has no political party. You need to understand the intensity of hunger that is in the land.

“I am a very proud member of the APC, but what we have on hand is serious. It’s unfortunate that when the names of these ministers were sent to the red chamber, they came without portfolios that would have helped us to base our screenings on their expertise and specialisation.

“But that may not be very relevant at the moment, what is relevant is where you have been fixed or appointed, do you have the competence? For most of the ministers, I am sorry to say, it’s a matter of double jeopardy. No capacity, no capability.

“I have no personal problem with any one of them, just that the truth needs to be told. If you tell the truth, you die, if you tell lies, you will still die, so why not say the truth,” he added.

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Adeosun was in the news recently for tweeting that “recession” is “just a word”.

The minister however distanced herself from the comment and denied owning a Twitter account.

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