Ministerial List: “This time around… I’ll pick people I personally know” – Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday night, said that he’s under “tremendous” pressure to release the names of his ministerial nominees.

Punch reports that Buhari said this at a dinner with leadership of the National Assembly.

He said most of the ministers he worked with after 2015 were people he didn’t know, adding that he had to accept names and recommendations from the APC and other individuals.

He said:

Many at this dinner meeting are saying they want to see the list of the proposed cabinet so that they can go on leave peacefully.

I’m very much aware about it; I’m under tremendous pressure on it. But the last cabinet which I headed, most of them, the majority of them I didn’t know them. I had to accept the names and recommendations from the party and other individuals.

I worked with them for three and half years at least – meeting twice or two weeks in a month. So, I know them.

But, this time round, I’m going to be quiet – in the sense that I will pick people I personally know.



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