Buhari ‘I’ll only appoint decent Nigerians as ministers,’ President says

Buhari stated, on Monday, July 26, 2015, that his cabinet would be made up of only patriotic, decent and experienced Nigerians.

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President Muhammadu Buhari has  revealed the qualities that Nigerians can expect his ministers to possess.

President Muhammadu Buhari addresses members of the National Working Committee during the meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) party at the headquarters of the party in Abuja, Nigeria July 3, 2015. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde play President Muhammadu Buhari addresses members of the National Working Committee during the meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) party at the headquarters of the party in Abuja, Nigeria July 3, 2015. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

 

Buhari stated, on Monday, July 26, 2015, that his cabinet would be made up of only patriotic, decent and experienced Nigerians.

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President Muhammadu Buhari

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The President made the comments during an interview of morning show, ‘Good Morning Nigeria’.

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President Muhammadu Buhari

(Hibisc)

 

Buhari said:

 “From what I have seen so far, we need really patriotic Nigerians – Nigerians that can work very hard, knowledgeable, experienced, committed Nigerians – to be in charge of ministries.

“A lot of the institutions of Nigeria – important institutions – were compromised. Everybody was for himself and God for all of us; its most unfortunate.”

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President Buhari

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“We have the people, educated people, experienced people but everybody seemed to be working for himself – how much he could get as much and as quick as possible.”

“We have to look for technocrats and we have to look for politicians and certainly we have to look for decent people in this class to give them the responsibility of being in charge of ministries and important parastatals (agencies).”

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President Muhammadu Buhari

(Premium Times)

 

Buhari’s delay in appointing ministers had led to controversy in the country with many criticizing him for running a ‘slow’ administration.

 

The President has however revealed that he will not appoint ministers into his cabinet until September.

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