Tinubu’s Sons Lambasted By Reuben Abati For Acting Jobless

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Seyi Tinubu and Yinka Tinubu, sons of president Ahmed Bola Tinubu has been lambasted by Reuben Abati, Arise TV journalist and former media aid to former president Goodluck Jonathan.

Abati expressed deep dissatisfaction during the Arise TV Morning Show on Wednesday, which he co-anchored with his colleagues and fellow journalists, Rufai Oseni and two others. He described Tinubu’s Sons as “Jobless invalids”.

He also ascribed a situation where Tinubu’s Sons were reportedly given preferential treatment and put before ministers on protocol list during the president’s recent trip to Qatar as “disturbing” and said they ought not to have being in the list Afterall.

“May we begin to ask, What do the president’s children do for a living? I don’t know specifically how old they are but looking at them, by the time I was their age, I was doing something concrete with my life. I got a PhD at 24. I wasn’t depending on any father,” he said.

He also criticized president Tinubu for including  Seyi and Yinka (His sons) on his team’s recent trip to Qatar and as well, granting them diplomatic precedence over his ministers and other government officials on the list.

Recall that on March 2 and 3, 2024, the president’s sons Seyi and Yinka were part of the delegation that accompanied the president on a state visit to Doha, Qatar.

Abati reacting to the situation said, “What I am saying is that first Nigerians complain that they should not have been on that list, the issue raised there is that yes if their father is paying for them to be there, fine. I also raised the question if they have relevant qualifications, if they are business people in their own rights, they can bring investment and they will make contribution. Then you will say they have a reason to be there, What I found disturbing in that video that we just shown, we just show the order of protocol, I spent four years studying diplomacy. They were coming on the order of protocol before the minister of the Federal Republic, what are their roles there that they will be put before the minister?

“May we begin to ask, what do the president’s children do for a living? I don’t know specifically how old they are but looking at them, by the time I was their age, I was doing something concrete with my life. I got a PhD at 24. I wasn’t depending on any father.

“People must get to a stage in their lives when they will hold themselves together, I don’t want adults behaving like invalids hanging around just because your father is in a position. All these children of privilege sometimes overdo it, and these are boys that would probably have wives at home. Some of these girls, what they go through is very embarrassing. You can’t have a husband that’s just hanging around, that cannot stand on his two feet as men.’’

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