Buhari To Release Ministerial List Latest By Wednesday, Says Femi Adesina
President Muhammadu Buhari’s highly anticipated ministerial list will allegedly be released on Wednesday, September 30th. Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, disclosed this yesterday in New York.
Describing the president as a man of his word, Adeshina said Nigerians would not be disappointed as September, the date given for the announcement of members of his cabinet will be adhered to.
APC National Chairman John Odigie-Oyegun told THISDAY yesterday that Buhari meant well for the country and he will do everything humanly possible to ensure good governance.
According to the media publisher, the president was under intense pressure to relax his tough standards for qualifying persons for positions in his planned cabinet to avoid alienating many members of his party.
Shehu said, “The president had said it twice that he would submit his ministerial list to the National Assembly in September. As you can see, that position has not changed.”
On APC’s position on the release of the ministerial nominees’ names this month, Odigie-Oyegun said, “There is no cause for alarm. We are confident the president will keep his promise. He will not disappoint Nigerians on his pledge to provide good governance for the enhancement of the nation.”
An inside source in the federal government revealed, “President Muhammadu Buhari has consistently told us that he would not appoint corrupt and people with questionable characters as members of his cabinet. But in the last few weeks, he has come under suffocating pressure to shift his ground.
“The argument of many people is that the president would side-line his party, the All Progressives Congress, if he maintains his ground to appoint only clean people. This is what has caused the delay and this is the moral question he is currently battling to resolve.”