Reno Omokri responds as Tinubu appoints his son-in-law.

Reno Omokri, a social commentator, has responded to President Bola Tinubu’s nomination of his son-in-law, Oladimeji Ojo, to lead the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) as CEO.

The President’s approval of the reorganization of the executive management teams of agencies under the Federal Ministry of Housing and Urban Development included Ojo as one of the beneficiaries.

Nigeria is not a family business, according to some Nigerians who have expressed disapproval of the nomination, particularly on social media.

However, Omokri, a former assistant to former President Goodluck Jonathan, thinks that the nomination is perfect as long as the new member is able to carry out the responsibilities given to him.

Ojo, a previous member of the House of Representatives, is wed to the President’s daughter, Folasade Tinubu-Ojo.

“There is absolutely nothing wrong with President Tinubu appointing his son-in-law as the head of the Federal Housing Authority, as long as the man concerned is qualified for the job. That is not nepotism,” Omokri wrote on X.

“President John F Kennedy appointed his brother, Robert F Kennedy, as his Attorney General and most trusted aide. President Donald Trump nominated his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, as a Senior Advisor to the President as well as head of the American Office of Innovation.

“Ten other American Presidents besides Trump and Kennedy have appointed family members to executive positions in the U.S. Federal Government.

“It only becomes nepotism when there is a pattern, and that pattern grants advantages to your relatives and or friends over others who are more qualified than them. A single incident does not become a pattern.”

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