Former minister of communications Adebayo Shittu has criticised female ministers in the cabinet of President Bola Tinubu, noting that they dress like beauty pageant contestants.
Shittu said on Thursday on Channels TV’s Politics Today that government officials should take public offices seriously.
Shittu made the statement while reacting to Tinubu’s warning to ministers at a retreat on Wednesday.
At the opening of a three-day retreat for ministers and presidential aides, Tinubu warned that ministers who are not ready to work would be fired.
“I’m happy that President Tinubu appointed a number of female ministers but my impression whenever I see them on television is as if they are going to beauty competitions based on the type of dresses they wear,” Shittu said.
“I think there is need for us (APC) as a government to show more seriousness in the assignments that we have in this government.”
Shittu also spoke about his former principal ex-President Muhammadu Buhari.
He said, “Buhari did not give anybody any threat. As I said, Buhari is not Tinubu, and Tinubu is not Buhari. What I know of Buhari, with all due respect to him, is that he is a more reserved person. When he gives a job to somebody, he will never ask how they go about it.
“I have to say this for the national interest so that the government who comes after him should do something about it. In the Buhari government, if you don’t go and meet him, probably in the next four years, he will not ask about you.”