Buhari’s spokesman Femi Adesina launches personal blog triggering anger among colleagues he’s using their sweat for personal benefits

1,033FollowersFollow

Femi Adesina, one of the spokespersons for the Nigerian President has launched his personal blog where he publishes pictures and statements about President Muhammadu Buhari and the presidency in general.

But the move has triggered anger among colleagues who see him as benefiting personally from their work rather than promoting the president from official channels, including the presidency’s official website.

“There are many people who work hard in the presidency to convey the president’s message with visual, text and graphics, and for him to start publishing our work on his personal blog rather than on the official page of the presidency with proper accreditation is clearly a violation of our rights and an abuse of office,” one colleague told TODAY NEWS AFRICA on Friday.

“Imagine the photographer taking pictures, the videographer shooting videos, the writer preparing the message, imagine them using the materials first on their personal blogs rather than send them to reporters or publish them on official channels when they are being paid with public funds to do just that! That’s an abuse of office and a scam,” a second colleague said, adding, “If Adesina wants to become a blogger, let him become a blogger. But he cannot use his position to extort us”.

Most of those who spoke with this medium did not want their names published for fear of being discriminated against, but they described pent up anger that may soon become public.

Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Based in Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America, Simon leads a brilliant team of reporters, freelance journalists, analysts, researchers and contributors from around the world to run TODAY NEWS AFRICA as editor-in-chief. Simon Ateba's journalistic experience spans over 10 years and covers many beats, including business and investment, information technology, politics, diplomacy, human rights, science reporting and much more. Write him: simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Trending Now

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden says he’s concerned about escalating violence in Ethiopia and worries about civilians

U.S. President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Monday said he was concerned about the escalating violence in Ethiopia. In a call with the United Nations...

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden speaks with Presidents of Kenya, Argentina and Costa Rica, and UN chief

U.S. President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Monday spoke with world leaders, including President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, the second African leader after his...

Biden to use walking boot for several weeks after sustaining fractures while playing with dog, doctor says

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden sustained a sprain of his right foot while playing with his dog, Major, his doctor said on Sunday. "Initial X-rays are...

Ethiopian forces set to take Tigrayan capital, as many fear mass civilian deaths

The Ethiopian military said late on Friday that government forces were set to take control of Mekelle, the regional capital of Tigray, even as...

Nigerian-American Adewale Adeyemo makes history as President-elect Biden announces members of his economic team

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Monday announced key members of his economic team, including Janet Yellen as Secretary of the Treasury; Neera Tanden as...

President-elect Joe Biden slips while playing with dog, twists ankle

U.S. President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. slipped while playing with his dog, Major, and twisted his ankle. The President-elect is being examined at Delaware Orthopaedic...

U.S. House members ask Trump admin to put on hold deportation of asylum-seekers from Cameroon and other African countries

United States House of Representatives members on Tuesday called on the Trump administration to put on hold the deportation, slated for Wednesday, of asylum-seekers...

U.S. must stop vilifying immigrants, says Biden homeland security nominee Alejandro N. Mayorkas

The United States "must stop vilifying" immigrants, President-elect Joe Biden's nominee for Secretary of Department of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas said on Thursday,...

Biden: We can and must do more for people with disabilities – statement

Statement by President-elect Joe Biden on United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities Today, Jill and I join with communities, advocates, and activists around...

Democrats and Republicans finally get serious about COVID-19 relief deal before Christmas

The Democrats and the Republicans are finally serious about reaching a COVID-19 deal before Christmas, as new cases increase and hospitalizations and deaths expand...

52,000 people have died from COVID-19 in Africa from 2.1 million infections, the lowest death toll in the world

More 52,500 people have died from COVID-19 in Africa from over 2.1 million infections, according to the latest data released by the Africa CDC. The...

President-elect Biden appoints Brian Deese as Director of the National Economic Council

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden announced on Thursday that veteran economic and climate expert Brian Deese will be appointed to serve as Director of the...

U.S. marks another grim milestone with 2800 coronavirus deaths in one day

The United States marked another grim milestone on Wednesday with over 2800 coronavirus deaths in a single day, the highest since the pandemic began...

Equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines to generate $153 billion economic benefits in 10 major economies

As world leaders gather virtually at the Special Session of the General Assembly in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, new data published today finds that leaving low-...

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari repressing human rights and getting away with it – opinion

Written by Kolawole Olaniyan President Muhammadu Buhari is failing to live up to his promises to ensure respect for human rights, obey the rule of law, and tackle corruption. Since assuming office in May 2015, Mr Buhari’s government has consistently flouted constitutionally and internationally guaranteed human rights. The growing crackdown on peaceful dissent, and the signing into law of the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA)...
error: Alert: Content is protected !!
Share
Tweet
WhatsApp
Pin
Share