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Buhari Ministerial List 5 notable persons whose names are surprisingly missing

The list includes prominent persons like former Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola and his counterpart from Ekiti, Kayode Fayemi.

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President Muhammadu Buhari has finally unveiled his ministerial nominees after making Nigerians wait and anticipate for four months.

The list includes prominent persons like former Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola and his counterpart from Ekiti, Kayode Fayemi.

However, some notable personalities were surprisingly omitted from Buhari’s cabinet. 5 of them are:

  1. Oby Ezekwesili: The former Minister of Education was favoured by many to be part of Buhari’s cabinet due to her strength, integrity and persistence in championing the cause of the abducted Chibok girls.

  2. Donald Duke: The former Cross River State governor is credited with giving tourism a face in Nigeria and his visit to Buhari after the president’s victory in the 2015 elections gave rise to rumours that he would be chosen as a minister.

  3. Abike Dabiri: The former legislator is a prominent member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Buhari’s party. Her track record and decision not to seek re-election in the House of Representatives led many to believe that she would soon have bigger fish to fry.

  4. Femi Falana: Weeks before the nominees were eventually unveiled, it was widely reported that the foremost human rights lawyer would be chosen to fill the spot of Attorney General of the Federation. His name was however not present on the list.

  5. Nuhu Ribadu: Despite being a member of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is a staunch anti-corruption campaigner and many expected that Buhari would employ his services in a bid to boost the current war against corruption.

Should Oby Ezekwesili have been on Buhari's ministerial list?»

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