Buhari Says Governors Will Not Choose His Cabinet Members

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Nigeria’s President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari, says no minister will be picked by governors for the incoming administration.

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General Buhari dropped the hint at the weekend in Abuja.

He insisted that he will chose his ministers by himself from the six geo-political zones, irrespective of political party and without consulting the Governors.

This is a clear departure from the tradition of the Peoples Democratic Party, where governors are asked to nominate ministerial appointees.

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‘Promised To Tackle Corruption’

The incoming president, who will be inaugurated on Friday, also gave an indication that he may not continue subsidy in the petroleum sector.

General Buhari also promised to tackle corruption and block the loopholes in the oil and gas sector as soon as possible.

He had earlier said his Cabinet would be made up of people with requisite experience and committed technocrats.

The President-elect said his choice of Cabinet members would stimulate the incoming administration towards delivering good governance that would meet the aspirations of Nigerians.

He also said his administration would give priority to education, employment creation and security, stressing that unemployment was the biggest threat to Nigeria.


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