I expected attack for accepting offer in Buhari’s government — Seun Onigbinde

Oluseun Onigbinde of BudgIT

Co-founder and chief executive of BudgIT, Seun Onigbinde, says he did not deactivate or delete his Twitter account in the face of criticism over his appointment as technical adviser (budget and planning) in the Federal Ministry of Budget and National Planning.

News of Mr Onigbinde’s appointment broke on Friday morning.

The BudgIT boss, known to have been vocal in his criticism of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, came under intense attack on social media for accepting the appointment.

In a tweet on Saturday, Onigbinde said those who follow him know that he sometimes takes time off social media to “declutter and focus.”

He added that he expected to face criticisms but did not know it would be Friday.

He said: “The truth is I didn’t deactivate/delete my account because of the advisory role. Those who follow me keenly know that I do sometimes to declutter and focus.

“I didn’t know yesterday morning would be the day. But, I knew it would come.”