In a move that has sparked criticism and debate, President Bola Tinubu’s recent appointment of Mohammed Badaru as the Minister of Defence has drawn the ire of Shehu Sani, a former Kaduna Central Senator. Sani has expressed strong reservations about the decision, arguing that the crucial role of Defence Minister should have been entrusted to a retired military officer with a proven track record of achievements.
Sani took to Twitter to voice his concerns, stating, “Given the pressing security challenges that our nation currently faces, I firmly believed that the position of Defence Minister demanded the expertise and experience of a seasoned retired military officer, someone with a history of notable accomplishments in the field.”
The choice to assign the Defence Ministry to a politician has ignited discussions about the criteria for such appointments and the potential implications for national security. Critics like Sani have emphasized that the role should transcend politics, particularly in the current climate where security concerns loom large.
As the nation grapples with various security threats, the decision to entrust the Defence Ministry to a politician has ignited a larger conversation about the qualifications and expertise necessary to effectively navigate these complex challenges. Only time will reveal the consequences of this appointment and whether the concerns raised by Shehu Sani and others will resonate with policymakers and the public alike.”