Tension In Aso Rock As Buhari Weighs His Options For Choosing New Cabinet Members

It has been reported that the President of the Federal Republic Of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, is weighing his options for a new cabinet that...

It has been reported that the President of the Federal Republic Of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, is weighing his options for a new cabinet that would help him to deliver on his campaign promises to Nigerians.

President Muhammadu Buhari during his campaign for the February 2019 presidential election, told Nigerians that he would consolidate on the gains of his first term, particularly in the areas of security, fight against corruption and revival of the economy and he plans to resume his 2nd term on a fresh slate by sending home the incumbent ministers.

PMB has recently been dealt a lot of criticism lately for not trying to improve his cabinet knowing fully that many of them had performed below par.  But the president kept faith with the ministers, perhaps in the belief that they would improve and help him shore up the confidence of Nigerians in his administration’s capacity to meet their basic expectations.

According to THISDAY, a source revealed that the outcome of the presidential election, which though he won by close to four million votes was an eye opener for the president.

“The president is not carried away by the euphoria of his victory at the poll. Rather, he is acutely aware that Nigerians seem not too impressed and he is determined to make amends,” a highly placed source said.

According to the source, the president plans to wipe out his cabinet by setting up a new one that would help him ensure smooth delivery of the dividends of Democracy.  Subsequently, Buhari is said to be considering dissolving his body of ministers by the middle of next month to pave the way for the appointment of fresh helmsmen.

Also, sources of the Presidential Villa revealed that the lobby that the president and his key aides are worried that governance is suffering is intense.
But there are concerns that given the connections of some of the outgoing ministers, the president might not be able to withstand the pressure and might eventually return many of them.

“That is not likely to happen,” said a close presidential aide, who is part of the search team for what he called “brilliant but experienced technocrats for the task of making the next term more meaningful and eventful for Nigerians.”

Buhari, according to impeccable villa sources, intends to still keep a lean team of not more than 36 ministers being put together by his kitchen cabinet, said to be led by his Chief of Staff, Malam Abba Kyari. Unlike in 2015 when it took him about six months to show up with his list of ministers, the president is said to be determined to hit the ground running this time around.

It has also been revealed that President Muhammdu Buhari plans to send his list of ministers to the Senate immediately it is convebed in June.

What are your thoughts on Buhari’s list for nominated cabinet members that will enable him to fulfil his promise made prior to winning 2019 presidential election? Kindly drop your opinion in the comment section below and don’t forget to share.

SOURCE: THISDAY

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