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Nepotism not behind Morsi’s son’s government job, says minister

Minister of Civil Aviation told MENA that Omar Morsi was hired based on competency


The hiring of President Mohamed Morsi’s son Omar Morsi at the state-owned Egypt Airports and Air Navigation Holding Company was not influenced by nepotism, Minister of Civil Aviation Wael Al-Ma’dawi told state-owned MENA.

President Morsi’s son Omar was hired to work in the company’s World Bank division. He is a recent graduate of Zaqaziq University’s Faculty of Commerce, where he achieved above-average grades.

The Minister of Civil Aviation said that he saw nothing wrong with the appointment and dismissed claims of nepotism. He said Omar Morsi had applied to the job after it was advertised in a newspaper and possessed the “necessary English language and computer skills” for the job.

“Omar Morsi, alongside many other applicants, was interested in one of the 10 posts we had available and did well in all the tests required for the job,” Al-Ma’dawi said.

The minister said that Omar’s interest in what he described as a “normal, mediocre” job instead of higher-profile positions in the company or elsewhere was a good thing, as it indicated that the president’s son behaved like any other citizen.