He spoke about the improvement in power supply and refined petroleum products, especially his government’s efforts to end what he called the sordid trade of exporting crude oil and then importing refined products. He said he will name his cabinet in September. “It will be tantamount to a constitutional breach of due process and a mockery of our democratic institutions if he goes ahead to make a TV show out of it”, the source disclosed.
According to the list, former governors of Lagos, Rivers, Ekiti and Anambra states, Babatunde Fashola, Rotimi Amaechi, Kayode Fayemi and Chris Ngige are among names President Buhari submitted to the Nigerian Senate.
“Change does not just happen”, Mr Buhari said in his first address to the nation since becoming president. Buhari’s anti-graft campaign secured him the presidential position last March.
Garba Shehu, a spokesman for Buhari, confirmed the president will put his name forward as petroleum minister on a long-awaited Cabinet list.
Billy Harry, who disclosed this to Vanguard in an interview in Abuja, said that the President already had too much work to do to now saddle himself with a ministerial appointment.
Fillers from the Presidency says that the President’s message will focus on insurgency and the battle against Boko Haram.
The leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed confidence in the competence of the ministerial team released by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday.
“It would have been haphazard to announce ministers when the government had not finalised the number of ministries to optimally carry the burden of governance”. His broadcast closed with an exhortation: “We must change our unruly behavior in schools, hospitals, market places, motor parks, on the roads, in homes, and offices”.
The President said the citizens needed to celebrate notwithstanding the situation in the country, thou he regretted that we had not fully exploited unity of objective as a nation blessed with vast human and natural resources. A proud people, reduced to objects of ridicule, even the President of Zimbabwe, Mr Robert Mugabe, a noxious personality by civil standard, publicly derided Nigeria as a country where nothing gets done without someone putting hand into the pocket. But the group still killed around 900 people since Buhari took over. He added that “order is more vital than speed”. He met former US President Bill Clinton for nearly one hour and President Clinton, when I joined him for his global initiative, talked to me about his impression of our President, it was favourable.