Ex-Presidential aide, Reno Omokri, has slammed ex-Senator, Shehu Sani, over his comment concerning the newly appointed ministers and their portfolios.
Sani, had on Wednesday night reacted to the list of ministerial designations which saw a politician, former Governor of Jigawa State, Mohammed Badaru designated as the Minister of defence.
The ex-Senator questioned why a former military personnel was not given such sensitive designation, especially, with the level of insecurity in the nation.
He wrote, “In view of the security challenges faced by this country,I thought the Defence Minister should be a retired Military officer with experience and records of accomplishments.That office shouldn’t be just political especially at this time.”
However, Reno Omokri, in response to Sani via a statement issued on Thursday, slammed him for wanting to continue to do the same thing yet expect a different result.
Reno asserted that previous regimes have put military persons in the same office with unfavorable results, perhaps, it was high time for a civilian rule in the defence ministry.
He wrote, “Dear Distinguished Senator @ShehuSani,
“We had a former military General and Head of State as President and a retired General as Minister of Defence under Buhari, and our security worsened. The definition of insanity is to keep doing the same things and expect different results.
“If Buhari and Bashir Magashi only worsened the situation, then perhaps it is right to change them.
“If you look at the Global Terrorism Index for 2023, the countries experiencing the most insecurity are nations governed by the military, including Burkina Faso (#2) and Mali (#4).
“Niger was making progress on the Global Terrorism Index until the military took over, and two days ago, Jihadists killed 14 Nigerien soldiers.
“If you look at our history, we have had more security when civilians headed the Defence Ministry than when soldiers. Niger Delta militancy began under TY Danjuma, an ex-General, as Minister of Defence and ended when a civilian, Yayale Ahmed, took over. Boko Haram insurgency started when a former General, Godwin Abbe, was Defence minister and is only now easing under Nuhu Ribadu as NSA.
“Let these ex-military guys give others a chance, and then we can compare and contrast.”